Fabulous Frozen Food

By Jennifer Elliott –

I recall frozen food from my childhood as a compartmentalized tin plate with chicken, a pea and carrot combo, mashed potatoes and a doughy cobbler-like substance in the center top section as the special dessert. Luckily, frozen options have improved and multiplied over the last couple decades.

March is National Frozen Food Month, so check out this list of our readers’ favorites from the freezer.


■ Chocolate Croissants – Trader Joe’s
■ Applegate Naturals Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage – Randall’s
■ Jones Dairy Farm Golden Brown All Natural Sausages – Randall’s
■ Quiche – Tres Market
■ Sister Schubert’s Sausage Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls and Blueberry Rolls – Most Grocery Stores


Main Dishes

Main Dishes

■ Tortilla Crusted Tilapia – Costco
■ Yakisoba Japanese Stir -Fried Noodles with Crispy Vegetables – Costco
■ Coastal Range Organic Chicken Breasts – Costco
■ Mandarin Orange Chicken – Costco
■ Kirkland Italian Sausage and Beef Lasagna – Costco
■ Kirkland Cheese Pizza – Costco
■ Foster Farms Home Style Turkey Meatballs – Costco
■ Pasta Prima Spinach and Mozzarella Ravioli – Costco
■ Central Market Pumpkin Filled Ravioli (seasonal) – HEB
■ Amy’s Organic Light and Lean Pasta with Veggies – Kroger
■ Safeway Select Pot Stickers – Randall’s
■ Pot Roast – Schwan’s (Home Delivery)
■ Salmon – Schwan’s (Home Delivery)
■ Turkey Corn Dogs with Honey Cornbread – Trader Joe’s
■ La Boucherie Chicken Stuffed with Dirty Rice – Most Grocery Stores


■ Petite Cuisine Spinach and Jalapeño Hand Made Appetizers – Costco
■ Chicken Chipotle Barquettes – Fresh Market
■ Safeway Select Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Pastry Puffs – Randall’s
■ Mushroom and Black Truffle Flatbread – Trader Joe’s
■ Tarte Alsace or Flat Bread with Ham, Caramelized Onions and Gruyere Cheese – Trader Joe’s
■ Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions – Trader Joe’s
■ Parmesan Pastry Pups – Trader Joe’s


■ Kirkland Nature’s Three Berries (Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries) – Costco
■ Wawona Frozen Mixed Fruit Festival Blend (Mango, Papaya, Strawberries, Pineapple) – Costco
■ Select Artichoke Quarters – HEB
■ Country French Bread – HEB
■ HEB’s Mixed Fruit Bag – HEB
■ Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo or Cheese Rolls in Frozen Bread Section – HEB
■ Sweet Potato Souffle – Honey Baked Ham Company
■ Safeway Kitchens Shelled Edamame – Randall’s
■ Brown Rice – Trader Joe’s
■ Creamy Polenta with Spinach & Carrots – Trader Joe’s
■ Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Tres Market
■ Sister Schubert’s Rolls – Most Grocery Stores
■ Birdseye Steamfresh Mixed Vegetables and Rice – Most Grocery Stores
■ Ore Ida Steam-n-Mash Russet Potatoes – Most Grocery Stores


■ Mini Chocolate Croissants – Fresh Market
■ Authentic Organic French Crepes – Fresh Market
■ Central Market Cranberry Walnut Cookie Dough – HEB
■ Creamy Creations 1905 Vanilla Ice Cream – HEB
■ Apple Blossoms – Trader Joe’s
■ Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls – Trader Joe’s
■ Petit Fours – Tres Market
■ Galaxy Desserts Mini Butter Croissants – Williams-Sonoma

Greater Houston area stores are stocked with all of these delicious choices. When you don’t have time to cook, just heat the oven, pop in one of these recommendations and enjoy!