Food has always been a source of comfort for me. Maybe it’s because I have such a culturally rich background, or maybe it’s because I spent many hours at my mom’s elbow learning how to bake, cook, and create good food. But for me, the most comforting of all the foods that I’ve eaten is Italian. My mom taught me early on how to bread and fry, chop onions, mince garlic, brown braciole, how to make Italian (sometimes called marinara, or Sunday) sauce, and how to make parmigiana.
But then I grew up, and now as a full time student and blogger, finding time to make my favorite Italian meals is hard. Having tried many of the frozen Italian meals available at my local supermarket, I was pretty disappointed and figured the only time I’d eat good Italian food was during the Holidays when I would have time to cook them. However, last August during BlogHer I finally discovered Michael Angelo’s.
For 30 years (I know, how did I not know about them until August is still a question I’m asking myself) Michael Angelo’s has been creating high quality Italian entrees for the freezer aisle. Michael Angelo’s created there products in small batches- ensuring freshness of taste, and quality excellence. Founder Sara learned her recipes working at her grandmother’s elbow, as I learned mine at my mothers, and has shared that tradition and love of food and feeding people with her customers.
I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I was with Michael Angelo’s frozen entrees. Cooked for about 45 min in a 400 degree oven, everybody in my family are now HUGE fans of their food. I was lucky enough to try their eggplant and chicken parmigiana, as well as their chicken piccata. Now being part Italian, and having grown up cooking and eating authentic Italian food, I figure I’m a pretty darn qualified critic. The chicken piccata was so good I was stuck standing at the stove nibbling from the tray – it almost didn’t even make it to a plate (let alone the table). And the eggplant parmigian is perfectly rich and just incredibly tasty – I couldn’t believe that I was eating a (formerly) frozen entrée!
The chicken parmigian was literally better than the chicken parm that I once had from a popular Italian restaurant on Arthur Avenue (which is like Town Square for East Coast Italians). Michael Angelo’s really is authentic Italian food. It tastes fresh and delicious. The chicken was juicy, and the portions generous. The sauce was beautifully made, and the piccata was easily some of the best I’ve had. Now I don’t have to wait for the Holidays to have great Italian – thanks to Michael Angelo’s I can have it anytime I want!
What’s even greater is that right now (up until November 4th) you can enter to win a trip to Italy- a culinary adventure courtesy of Michael Angelo’s! Enter here – and remember you can’t win, if you don’t enter!!!