Suzanne and I like Costco. We enjoy shopping there because one never know what wonderful things will be found.
For instance... One time? I picked up a complete season of Babylon 5 for fifteen bucks. Wish I could find the rest of them for that price. That was a good day. Lately, Costco's DVD selection has sucked.
We like to try new things often finding wonderful items to bring home. We've discovered some great sausage and pastas and wine... Really, some quality stuff.
On a recent excursion, we discovered the Ventera Ranch frozen Chicken Pad Thai entree. We love Thai food. So much so that Suzanne cooks Thai cuisine from time-to-time. While no frozen dinner could ever measure up to the wondrous revelation that is Suzanne's Pad Thai, we thought this frozen dinner might be nice for an evening that we don't feel like cooking.
I prepared the Ventera Ranch Chicken Pad Thai this evening. I chose the stove top method of preparation.
Following the directions, I empted the contents of the sauce bag into the pan and began to heat over a low flame. Then I emptied the noodle packet into the pan, stirring gently but frequently. The noodles all broke apart into short shards. The sauce had none of the creamy characteristics of an authentic Pad Thai sauce, rather it was gritty.
It looked more like something fed to prisoners at a Supermax facility than dinner for me and The Wife.
Ventera Ranch's Chicken Pad Thai was one nasty assed mess in the pan.
"I don't want to eat this," I said to Suzanne.
"Me neither," She said.
Twenty minutes later I returned to the house with Szechuan Beef and Mushu Pork from Royal Panda. It ain't Thai food, but it did the trick.