Natasha’s Microwave Meals – Vol.6+7, Beef Bolognese and Sadness

Every week I am going to have AT LEAST 2 meals that are microwavable that I have purchased from the supermarket. Then I am going to tell you all about it. Want to know why? Click here.

The reason I’ve been so late with this post is because I’ve been in absolute despair. The first microwave meal I had last week was a roast chicken meal by Tomorrow’s Meals, the same company that made the roast pork meal I previously reviewed and really loved.

The reason I’ve been wallowing in sadness and haven’t posted anything, is because when I made that roast chicken meal, I spent so much time and effort trying to make it look real good, only for all of my photos and any documentation of it to COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

So instead, have this second meal I reviewed, Weight Watchers beef bolognese.

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But before we get to that, here are my quick bullet points on the roast chicken meal:

  • It was very delicious, but not as delicious as the pork one. The pork one is the holy grail.
  • Tomorrow’s Meals, I’ve decided, is peak microwave meals. They rule the frozen microwave meals world and I don’t think anyone else is ever going to steal that title away from them.
  • It looked almost identical to the picture on the box, WHICH IS WHY I WAS SO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU ALL BUT SOMEHOW ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IS GONE AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!
  • I’m still really upset about this, guys.
  • The rosemary potatoes were absolutely delicious and the highlight of the dish, especially because they were soaked in the gravy.
  • I UberEats’d a roast meal from King’s roast last week and it was no way in hell anywhere near as good as these microwave roasts. How are microwave roasts better than roast shops??? I couldn’t tell you.
  • Roast shop meal: $12-$15. Microwave/better meal: $10.89.

Anyway, overall rating: 9/10. Delicious.

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Back to the star of the show, beef bolognese.

I don’t know why, but something about the Weight Watchers packaging really pisses me off. No idea why, it just bugs me. I guess because they try to make the food look healthy and I’m not about that at all. Give me the rubbish, please.

I wasn’t expecting this to be good, and I know that’s how I usually preface most of my reviews, but this one even more so. It was also $3.50 and usually that’s alarm bells because for most of these it seems you get what you pay for.

It looks kind of okay when it’s frozen. Almost identical to what it looks like when it’s cooked, just less icy.

It smelt delicious, like I was making nachos, and I reckon if you had this meal with corn chips and sour cream it’d be pretty cool but I’ve been known to have the tastebuds of a 5 year old child, so kinda never trust me on any food opinions (I say as I continue to force feed them to you).

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Honestly, I really loved this meal. I topped it with parmesan because I’m Nadia Lim, a culinary genius. It really improved it.

The sauce to pasta ratio is perfect (although it doesn’t look it in the photo) and it really is delicious for what it is.

My only problem with this is the side. It’s tiny, and yes, it does say on the box that it’s a ‘light’ meal, but I’M SAYING that they should make a bigger version.

The highlight for me is that they want you to know that it’s ‘New Zealand beef’ which kinda sounds like bragging rights like “aye this cow was slaughtered in your home town but it’s ok because it probably voted for National in the last election”

I ATE IT ALL THO.

Would I recommend it? Yeah boi.

Overall rating: 9/10. Dis one is good.*

*Why am I talking like this

 

 

 

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