In an earlier post, I tried Chef Terrance Brennan’s Fettucine with Shrimp, Tomato Confit & Creamy Pesto — and it changed my life. I’m not even exaggerating.
That one dish was so delicious that it forever altered my perception of what a microwave meal can be.
So the next time I sat down to do a FreshDirect order, I was super excited to try some of the other 4-Minute Meals. They had to be just as good, right?
My first choice was the Rosa Mexicano Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchera Sauce.
The first thing I should tell you about these is that, like the Terrance Brennan meal, this is deceptively filling. Don’t be fooled by what seems like a small portion size—these enchiladas are perfect for dinner, especially if you eat them with a small green salad first, like I did.
But the big plus about this 4-Minute Meal for me was that it wasn’t too spicy. I’m a wimp when it comes to fiery foods, and these enchiladas were well within my comfort zone. I recommend topping them with sliced avocado for extra deliciousness.
Then I moved on to the Presto Italiano Chicken & Cheese Cannelloni with Pesto & Spinach. (Clearly, I like chicken and cheese. I have no problem admitting that.)
The great thing about this meal is that, unlike the other two meals, it included a green vegetable.
I love when I can eat a vegetable without having to think too much about it—or prepare it myself. This spinach was quite creamy, but it still counts! (Even though I gave some of it to my boyfriend. But the cannelloni was all mine!)
Here’s my final report: Though the Terrance Brennan meal is still my favorite by far, and though it’s the only one I’ll get every single time I place an order, I still enjoyed these other two meals.