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Life has been busy lately! It feels like Charles and I are traveling all the time, and I haven’t had much time to cook a meal from scratch. Last week, I managed to whip up a quick dinner at home as we geared up for a busy weekend ahead of us.
We were leaving to visit my family in Maine the next day and I knew didn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen all night cooking. This is where Frontera Foods’ new bowls come in. They are perfectly portioned meals for one – we could have a quick and easy meal, and I didn’t have to buy lots of groceries to cook. Since you just need to pop the meals in the microwave, I also got a night off from cooking!
As my bowl was heating up, I made a fast batch of guacamole with Frontera Food’s guacamole seasoning packet, which was served with Frontera’s Thin + Crispy Tortilla Chips and a side of salsa. The meal came together in just 10 minutes and was nearly mess-free.
Charles and I have both been longtime fans of Rick Bayless’s Frontera Foods products and restaurants. Rick Bayless is one of Chicago’s most famous chefs; he is known for bringing gourmet Mexican food to Chicago. Charles and I eat at his restaurants often – and I stop at Tortas Frontera every time I am at O’Hare! The new bowls are the perfect way to enjoy gourmet Mexican food at home when your schedule is too busy to cook from scratch. I also love the idea of keeping a couple bowls in the freezer for those unexpectedly busy days!
We always have Frontera Foods salsa and chips at home, and we are excited that the product line has expanded to include frozen skillets and bowls. Now instead of having Frontera Foods for a snack or appetizer, I can turn it into a feast!
With the busy weekend of travel ahead of us, we didn’t have much time to sit down together for dinner. Charles was getting back from LA and I was prepping for Maine, but Frontera’s bowls gave us a super tasty (and quick!) dinner in minutes. And for a frozen meal, the flavors were bold and delicious!
Charles loved the Chicken Fajita Bowl with fire-roasted poblano peppers and chipotle chiles. It has big chunks of chicken and is served over rice.
I had the Chicken Tinga Bowl which has grilled chicken with roasted tomatoes and chipotle chiles over rice. It was great – the meal really recreated the taste of dining at one of Rick Bayless’s restaurants!
If you are in Chicago, you can find Frontera Foods skillet and bowl meals at Mariano’s, Jewel-Osco, and Meijer. I need to go stock up so that I can avoid cooking during this heat wave!