It’s hot in the Midwest.
Have you heard?
It’s also hot where you live, you say?
I thought we were special.
[exeunt sarcastic prelude]
All kidding aside, this heat wave is intense. It’s honestly not so much the actual heat as the humidity accompanying it that makes you feel like you’re suffocating in a sauna that has sweat from sumo wrestlers being piped into it.
My hair looks like this:
Someday I’ll post a picture of myself from when I was 2 years old, because I literally did look a LOT like Mr. Simmons back in the mid-80’s.
I know you’re jealous of my rare good looks.
Not surprisingly, I haven’t had much of a desire to cook lately.
It’s days like this why I stock my freezer with convenient frozen meals from Trader Joe’s.
Always from Trader Joe’s. I’m very selective about my frozen meals.
And I know TJ’s has my back and won’t poison me with chemicals, nor will they overcharge me for “convenience” items.
[exeunt TJ’s ode]
Anyway, the point is that I tried a new meal this weekend, and I thought I’d share the experience with you.
These are Indian spiced cheese “rolls”.
They are microwavable.
And the package suggests that you eat them with a big ol’ piece of naan.
Cheese, convenient, bread as a non-negotiable (I take suggestions very literally) accompaniment? Sounds good to me.
After a quick zap in el microwave, a quick stir and another zap, I got this:
I think the term “roll” is a bit deceiving. I actually found no rolls in there.
The other thing is that the box claims that it contains 3 servings, which is challenging when you’re trying to just heat up one meal. Which I usually am.
This was about a 1/3 of the container, and that’s exactly how it came out without me doing anything to it.
Doesn’t look all that appealing, does it?
I’m glad I took them up on their suggestion to serve it with naan, otherwise I’m not actually sure how I would’ve eaten it.
That being said, it actually tasted pretty good. Very spicy (in the “there are a lot of spices in it” way, not the hot way) and tangy with the cheese.
Plus the ingredient list, while long, was pretty good. Lots of spice mixes, not a lot of things I didn’t recognize.
I’d probably buy this again if I was having an Indian food craving.
And if you’re so inclined, I’d be sure to invite 2 people over and have lots of naan available.
Naan makes the world a better place.