I was sent FREE product coupons to try and review Michael Angelo’s Italian Frozen Meals here on Frugal and Fun Mom.
This was awesome because I was able to take a meal vacation last week. Now, I call it a meal vacation for 2 reasons. First, all I had to do for dinner 3 nights was pop a meal in the microwave or oven, and then prepare veggies. Second, I got to try some delicious meals whose inspiration comes straight from Italy.
Michael Angelo’s is a family owned and operated business that has been around for 30 years. The founders Michael Angelo and his mother Sara have created home-style Italian Dishes that are made from fresh ingredients and contain no preservatives. As Michael says, “If you can’t find it in Mom’s kitchen, we won’t use it in our food.” These small batch meals are then flash-frozen and shipped directly to local grocers, natural food stores, and warehouse clubs. Meals can either be prepared in the microwave or in the oven.
Shrimp Scampi how it appears out of the box.
Now my husband happens to be Italian, so we tend to eat a lot of pasta anyway. I was interested to see how he and the kids would react to the different meal creations. Individually, I tried the single serve Chicken Parmesan. It is made with imported cheeses , vine-ripened tomatoes, and White Meat Chicken Breast. It was delicious!
As a family, we tried the Shrimp Scampi, Meat Lasagna, and Baked Ziti & Meatballs. The Shrimp Scampi is made with a Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce that has a sweetness to it. I thought it tasted wonderful however, Hubby said it was really rich and the kids said it was spicy. So, this might have to be a future treat just for me.
As for the Meat Lasagna and Baked Ziti & Meatballs, they were both hits with my entire family. These meals are made with imported cheese and vine-ripened tomatoes.
To learn more about Michael Angelo’s and their various dishes, visit their website at michaelangelos.com. You can also check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/michaelangelos or Twitter at @Michael_Angelos.
Baked Ziti & Meatballs
Want to learn how to cook Italian from the experts?
Michael and Sara will sharing the cooking secrets that Sara learned from her Sicilian grandmother, Foti, at an upcoming Publix Apron’s Cooking School series in Central Florida. They will be creating a full Italian holiday meal, complete with an appetizer, pasta dish, meat dish and a dessert, and guests get to sample each delicious creation.
The Tampa Publix cooking class is Thursday, October 18, and the Sarasota Publix cooking class is Friday, October 19. Advanced registration is available online. Check out what is on the menu below!
Michael Angelo’s Publix Apron’s Cooking School Menu
o Appetizer – Caprese Stacker
§ Toasted crostini, grilled eggplant with basil pesto, heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella seasoned with Italian style dressing.
o Primi Piatti – Rigatoni Pasta alla Norma
§ Zesty tomato sauce with roasted eggplant, capers, kalamata olives, calabrian chili peppers and al’dente rigatoni pasta topped with ricotta salata and imported Romano cheese.
o Secondi Piatti – Beef Tenderloin Ripieni
§ Beef loin filled with sautéed spinach, prosciutto, imported Romano cheese and pine nuts, seasoned with Tuscan-style fresh herbs and served with roasted vegetables and red wine sauce
o Dolce – Tiramisu
§ Tiramisu hand-dipped in Belgium dark chocolate, garnished with zabaglione, raspberries and blackberries.
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Frugal and Fun Mom did not receive compensation for this review but was provided Free Michael Angelo’s Product Coupons to facilitate this post. Details about the product were provided by a PR agency representing the company. The opinions expressed in this review are that of my own.