Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Find it in Your Grocer's Freezer

These days, dining out or eating in can be one in the same. Numerous restaurants have recreated their entrées and side dishes, and instead of going into your favorite eatery, all you have to do is head to the supermarket.

T.G.I. Friday's is just one place that has made it easier than ever to eat tasty appetizers at home. While their frozen foods like potato skins, chicken quesadilla rolls, and spinach, cheese, and artichoke dip are available in your grocer's freezer, they have also extended their selections to include snack chips, skillet meals, dips, beverage blenders, and non-alcoholic mixers.

Friday's is not the only one, however, to replicate restaurant meals. Thanks to ConAgra Foods, Marie Callender's is serving up an extensive line of its comfort food. Complete frozen meals like meatloaf and gravy, lasagna, and pot pies are on hand at the grocery store, even if you don't have a Marie Callender's in your neighborhood. The restaurant also directly sells its fruit and cream pies, as well as cobblers online, and yes...in your grocer's freezer.

Similar to Marie Callender's, Claim Jumper is a restaurant chain with locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. Their hardy servings include entrées like country fried chicken, Salisbury steak, and pot roast. They are also known for their acclaimed cobblers and pies. Even though the eatery is based on the West Coast, with the aid of your neighborhood supermarket, a gracious helping from Claim Jumper is never far away; it's right in your grocer's freezer.

In the mood for pizza? Save time and money by picking up an authentic California Pizza Kitchen pizza in – you guessed it – your grocer's freezer. CPK offers a number of flavors and styles such as crispy thin crust garlic chicken and self-rising Hawaiian recipe.

Side dishes, too, have been made easy with assistance from restaurateur Bob Evans. Products like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, stuffing, and glazed apples can be a part of your at-home meal; just pick up these trimmings the next time you're out grocery shopping.

Even though there is a Starbucks on every corner, if you find yourself hankering for a sweet treat, the coffee shop has you covered when you're at home. Store shelves are lined with bagged Starbucks coffee by the pound, bottled Frappuccino drinks, and its most recent retail addition, ice cream.

Jamba Juice has also started to sell smoothie mixes for fans to make and consume at home. The only thing you need to do is head to your grocer's freezer.

What do you think about these restaurants and shops offering their products at the grocery store? Leave a message if you're a fan of the convenience or tell me what other items you'd like to see lining the shelves.


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