Saturday, February 21, 2009

When convenience isn't.

A long time back I got ahold of some really great Campbells coupons that earned me a number of these Soup at Hand meals free.  

This is normally something I would not purchase as it is not very natural, requires microwaving (literally zapping some of the nutrients out), nor is it filling.  

Every time I nuke one of these suckers it seems to make a mess!  Two different houses, two different microwaves and following the directions each time.  Then I have to add spices, salt and pepper and tabasco to make them palatable!

We have to remember just because we think we spot a good deal doesn't really mean it is a good deal! 

 These certainly WERE worth free, and I would be happy to try them again.  For .25 cents or less!

5 comments:

Erin said...

Aren't you supposed to put the plastic lid back on before you microwave it? it's been awhile si I can't remember for sure.

I have always microwaved mine for less than the directions call for. My microwave is kind of strong. Maybe that would work?

But I agree, I wouldn't pay full price for those!

Erin said...

Yeah, actually you are not supposed to micro with the lid on. Strange, huh?

I now realize that I do microwave for longer than what the directions state. I put it in for the suggested amount of time, stir, taste, then put back in.... I like my food HOT, not luke-warm. Guess thats my problem! :-)

Anonymous said...

Can you pour out contents into a sauce pan and skip the microwave part? May solve 2 issues - boil over and the unhealthy downside of zapping food.... ??
:)

Erin said...

Ha ha! See, I have the opposite problem, I like them warm, not hot. I'm the same way with coffee. While everyone else can drink theirs hot, I have to wait forever for it to cool down.

Rachael said...

I've always wondered if those were good or not. Glad to know that I should wait on them unless they're almost free!

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