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Thread: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home madeat a potluck?

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    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home madeat a potluck?

    I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    chili sauce.

    Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    --Bryan

  2. #2
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 9:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > chili sauce.
    >
    > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?
    >
    > --Bryan


    No, but my Dad and his wife attended a BBQ where they were holding a
    potato salad contest. She won with Reser's...

  3. #3
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 9:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > chili sauce.
    >
    > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?
    >


    Not exactly. My one friend openly brings frozen meatballs and a jug of
    barbeque sauce to potlucks, to heat up in a slow cooker.

  4. #4
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On 8/13/2010 10:13, Food SnobŪ wrote:
    > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > chili sauce.
    >
    > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?



    Do you find that other people tend to gravitate away from you?

  5. #5
    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 11:59*am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@deadparrot.moc> wrote:
    > On 8/13/2010 10:13, Food SnobŪ wrote:
    >
    > > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > > chili sauce.

    >
    > > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >
    > Do you find that other people tend to gravitate away from you?


    You're probably defensive about the subject because you're one of the
    crap makers.

    --Bryan

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 11:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > chili sauce.
    >
    > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?
    >
    > --Bryan


    Stouffer's lasagna is not bad, and is sufficiently bland to to offend
    most people. I would not call it good or great or anything like that.

    It's certainly good comfort food.

    John Kuthe...

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 12:13*pm, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:

    > a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > chili sauce.



    Thanks for the recipe. Right up my alley. Two easy
    ingreeds....what's not to like. Any particular brand of grape jelly?

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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home made at a potluck?

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:56:46 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Aug 13, 12:13*pm, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    >> chili sauce.

    >
    >
    >Thanks for the recipe. Right up my alley. Two easy
    >ingreeds....what's not to like. Any particular brand of grape jelly?


    nancy has the original recipe. Tried and true!

    Lou

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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On 8/13/2010 11:45, Food SnobŪ wrote:
    > On Aug 13, 11:59 am, Pennyaline<norwegianb...@deadparrot.moc> wrote:
    >> On 8/13/2010 10:13, Food SnobŪ wrote:
    >>
    >>> I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    >>> lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    >>> potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    >>> chili sauce.

    >>
    >>> Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >>
    >> Do you find that other people tend to gravitate away from you?

    >
    > You're probably defensive about the subject because you're one of the
    > crap makers.



    You have absolutely no appreciation for the effort that someone may have
    put into a dish. It's not about whether it's worthy of the Cordon Bleu.
    In cases like this, it's the thought that counts. Sadly, prejudiced
    pricks can never realize just how good something might be.


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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 11:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > chili sauce.
    >
    > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?
    >
    > --Bryan


    I found that 2 "large size" (about a 2-person serving, not the family
    size) of Stouffer's Spaghetti and Meatballs will fit perfectly in one
    of my Pyrex baking pans, side by side. I didn't ever say I made it,
    but my kids and grandkids thought I did. I set them straight. LOL.

    I think Stouffer's Lasagne and their baked enchiladas, both in family
    size, are really great time-crunch saviors.

    N.

  11. #11
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 12:14*pm, Nancy2 <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    > On Aug 13, 11:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > > chili sauce.

    >
    > > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > I found that 2 "large size" (about a 2-person serving, not the family
    > size) of Stouffer's Spaghetti and Meatballs will fit perfectly in one
    > of my Pyrex baking pans, side by side. *I didn't ever say I made it,
    > but my kids and grandkids thought I did. *I set them straight. *LOL.
    >
    > I think Stouffer's Lasagne and their baked enchiladas, both in family
    > size, are really great time-crunch saviors.
    >
    > N.


    I agree, and it's probably not any more expensive than making your
    own...

  12. #12
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home made at a potluck?

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 09:15:17 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >She won with Reser's...


    That is the BEST tater salad. I was so impressed, I called the
    company to tell them how great their product was.






    Join me....a little fun, some ramblings and good recipes

    http://whstoneman.blogspot.com

  13. #13
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On 8/13/2010 13:14, Nancy2 wrote:
    > I think Stouffer's Lasagne and their baked enchiladas, both in family
    > size, are really great time-crunch saviors.



    I love Stouffer's vegetable lasagna. That stuff is great.

  14. #14
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home made at a potluck?

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 09:15:17 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Aug 13, 9:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > > chili sauce.


    I've taken Stouffer's vegetable lasagne to school PTA pot lucks, but
    didn't try to pass it off as my own. I doctored it up a bit because I
    like more garlic and herbs in it, but served it in the container it
    came in. If anyone complimented me, I told them it was Stouffer's. I
    am secure enough with my own ability to cook that I can certainly
    admit when it's not.
    > >
    > > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?
    > >

    I'm sure a lot of people do that, especially when it's not a private
    gathering filled with personal friends.
    >
    > No, but my Dad and his wife attended a BBQ where they were holding a
    > potato salad contest. She won with Reser's...




    --

    Carrot cake counts as a serving of vegetables.

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 10:53*am, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Aug 13, 11:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > > chili sauce.

    >
    > > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > Stouffer's lasagna is not bad, and is sufficiently bland to to offend
    > most people. I would not call it good or great or anything like that.
    >
    > It's certainly good comfort food.
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    I'm never comfortable after eating it, that's for sure.

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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home made at a potluck?

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:55:00 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Aug 13, 10:53*am, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Aug 13, 11:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    >> > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    >> > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    >> > chili sauce.

    >>
    >> > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >>
    >> > --Bryan

    >>
    >> Stouffer's lasagna is not bad, and is sufficiently bland to to offend
    >> most people. I would not call it good or great or anything like that.
    >>
    >> It's certainly good comfort food.
    >>
    >> John Kuthe...

    >
    >I'm never comfortable after eating it, that's for sure.


    Does it make you fart a lot?

    Lou

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 9:15*am, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > On Aug 13, 9:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > > chili sauce.

    >
    > > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > No, but my Dad and his wife attended a BBQ where they were holding a
    > potato salad contest. She won with Reser's...


    Now that's funny!!

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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 1:56*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > On Aug 13, 12:13*pm, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > > chili sauce.

    >
    > Thanks for *the recipe. *Right up my alley. *Two easy
    > ingreeds....what's not to like. *Any particular brand of grape jelly?


    I like mine which is equal parts of cranberry jelly and yellow
    mustard. Also very good on meatballs, cocktail weenies and the like.

    N.

  19. #19
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their homemade at a potluck?

    On Aug 13, 1:04*pm, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:55:00 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    >
    >
    >
    > <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > >On Aug 13, 10:53*am, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> On Aug 13, 11:13*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> > I started wondering about that as I thought that Stouffer's frozen
    > >> > lasagna is better than 90% of the "home made" crap people bring to
    > >> > potlucks, such as meatballs in a sauce made from grape jelly and Heinz
    > >> > chili sauce.

    >
    > >> > Anyone ever catch anyone else doing it?

    >
    > >> > --Bryan

    >
    > >> Stouffer's lasagna is not bad, and is sufficiently bland to to offend
    > >> most people. I would not call it good or great or anything like that.

    >
    > >> It's certainly good comfort food.

    >
    > >> John Kuthe...

    >
    > >I'm never comfortable after eating it, that's for sure.

    >
    > Does it make you fart a lot?
    >
    > Lou


    Yes, if you need to know the specifics. It also gives me the runny
    ****s the next day. Is that enough info for you?

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Anyone ever try to pass off frozen prepared foods as their home made at a potluck?


    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote >
    > I think Stouffer's Lasagne and their baked enchiladas, both in family
    > size, are really great time-crunch saviors.
    >
    > N.


    Never tried the big ones, but I do keep a couple smaller ones in the freezer
    at work. Very acceptable meal.


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