Dinner's a 6... No, it's a 7.
The Nutrisystem Chicken and Pasta Parmesan was shaping up to be the usual five or six, because when Jill took her first taste, she said, "We're back to Chef Boyardee again." She quickly added, "But it's not that bad."
As I got up to get some salad dressing she asked me to get the garlic powder. After a little salt and garlic powder she decided it was ok and actually gave it a seven.
I had one of her rejects. It was Nutrisystem Tomato and Corn Chowder. While preparing this dinner, I realized that I may have been too harsh about the appearance of SOME of the foods. Here we had an example of a dish that wasn't all that appealing on the package, but looking completely unappetizing when I opened the container. However, but it presenting much better after cooked and put on a white plate with a few shrimp.
With the shrimp, a salad on the side, some salt and a few drips of hot sauce the chowder, and you have a tasty, satisfying meal. I gave the chowder an 8 and the meal itself a 9.
Just one parting word about our ratings. When I give something a 9 out of 10, that's NOT compared to a restaurant meal. It's compared to the best you could expect from a frozen or prepared meal.