Food of the Eighties, Lean Cuisine
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plastic bags that you boiled...chicken and wild rice...
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jt62786 - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Lean Cusine.
amber - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I SOOOOOOOOOOO miss their canneloni. There were 2 of them in each dinner: one was veal, the other spinach I think. mmmmmmmmmmmm
Charlie - January 27, 2014 - Report this comment
These are microwaveable TV dinners, not boil bags. Launched in 1981 with 10 selections under 300 calories. There are a good selection of 80's youtube commercials for these
fujikochan - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
My dad lived on these boil-in-bag Lean Cuisines in the 80s. Poor guy. He's now in his 60s and can't stand frozen dinners.
Kourrtnie - April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I like the garlic spring rrolls
mellokitty1969 - June 19, 2014 - Report this comment
The turkey dijon was the best and remember that Lean Cusine also had ice cream?
Dex - August 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Some Lean Cuisine varieties started out as boil-in bags, and others were not. A lot depended on where you lived, because "diet food" companies did a lot of test marketing in various cities. Lean Cuisine spaghetti was boil-in-bag for a while. Also, I forget which brand, but either Lean Cuisine or Weight Watchers came in two separate boil-in bags: one for spaghetti and a separate bag containing sauce (there may have been a few meatballs in the sauce but i can't remember). You boiled the sauce bag first and then added the pasta bag for the last part of the cooking time and then burned the heck out of your fingers on two bags instead of one. :-)
Erica - December 19, 2014 - Report this comment
In the 1980s Lean Cuisine had an oriental beef with rice dish that was yummy. You had to boil them. The rice part was in a mesh-like bag, and the meat/sauce was in a plastic bag. I used to burn my fingers all the time opening them after they'd cook in the boiling water!
80sretrofun - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember microwaving the bags. Chicken cacciatore was my favorite at the time. I can still taste it.

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