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When you have something good, try to stick with it, I always say. We have continued to be so impressed with the Michael Angelo's Italian Natural Cuisine that this week brings another three for review. Part of this was prompted by the feedback that we had. One email from a reader sent me looking for their Eggplant Parmesan, but I was disappointed to find 1,000 mg of sodium in a serving, which is almost twice as much as I like to see in a frozen meal.
A few weeks ago I reported that the Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli might well be the best frozen meal on the market. I was wrong. It is the Michael Angelo's Roasted Chicken Bolognese. When I was a teenager I used to go for Sunday dinner at my friend Rudy's house. Rudy's family was Italian and the food was always amazing. While this sauce doesn't come close to Sunday at Rudy's, it does evoke some of the same flavors, with great Italian herbs, a bit of sausage and penne that's not overcooked. All of this with only 380 calories and 510 mg of sodium. Really amazing.
The Mediterranean Shrimp is really good too. The shrimp are not overdone in spite of being in the microwave for 4 minutes. They have a good fresh shrimp flavor. The spaghetti is not overcooked, and both are served up in a bright tomato sauce that's slightly spicy. There are a few bits of green olive that work really well. Given that this one is only 320 calories and 480 mg of sodium, they could be a bit more generous with the olives and it would round out the dish better.
The Eggplant Medallions dinner was picked in lieu of the Eggplant Parmesan. It was disappointing, but only because the other offerings from Michael Angelos have been so good. The meal consists of large slices of eggplant that are good and flavorful but slightly overdone. This is in a tomato sauce with white and kidney beans. A good meal when compared to others on the market and easy for us to recommend, but not the quality of their other meals.
That's seven for seven on positive reviews for the Michael Angelo's product. Not a bad score at all.