Remember this guy?
Well, after weeks of drooling over it in my freezer and debating if NOW was the perfect time to bust it out, I finally got lazy enough to bake it up for dinner.
As per the directions on the box, I placed the pizza directly onto the oven rack and let ‘er rip.
Then this happened:
When I peeked in at the pizza after it was about halfway done cooking, I noticed that the edges of the pizza were starting to droop through the rack.
I threw a piece of tin foil onto the rack below it to catch any falling cheese and avoid a messy, fuming oven and let it finish cooking.
Then I used a spatula to carefully slide the pizza off the rack and onto my piece of foil, but I still ended up with a pizza that more or less completely fell apart.
I guess I’ll have my crust before the rest of my pizza…
What is going on with my Trader Joe’s frozen meals? Remember those paneer rolls I bought a while back that resembled soup more than rolls?
Have I lost my freezer section mojo?
I think the moral of the story here is that TJ’s comes up with some really inventive ready-made meals but probably needs to do a little extra work in development to make the food actually look like the picture on the box.
In their defense, however, I will say that this pizza was delicious.
Falling apart, but delicious.
And I’d still recommend it.
But if I were you, I’d bake it on a cookie sheet.
Oven racks don’t need any more expletives shouted at them after this experience.