for a while i have been seeing these in the store. they are tv dinner, that do not need refrigeration, and can be reheated in the microwave. i have always been skeptical of these, based on the Mon Cuisine TV dinners, which i think are horrible.
however last night i decided to experiment. i bought the beef cholent, and the rib steak.
Beef Cholent - it came with a thin piece of kishke and a small piece of kugel. microwaved for 1:45. it was delicious!!!! there was a lot of beef, and it wasnt crappy meat, it was good chunks of cholent meat. the kishke was delicioius as was the kugel. the best part of it was that since its never frozen, you dont get a bite of food that is boiling followed by a frozen piece. everything had the correct texture, and while it was all in one tray (no partitions) it wasnt one big mush.
Rib Steak - it came with potato kugel, sliced carrots, and farfel. again i was shocked at how good it was. it was a big chunk of meat that was very tender. i would classify it more as a roast than a steak, but i figured that was what it would be.
all in all, i was very please, and at $4.39 in brachs, it was a reasonable price. not something i would buy everyday, but when the time comes that i will need something like that, i will not hesitate to get them.