Frozen foods to cut prep time: There is nothing wrong with buying a frozen bag of onions or mushrooms. It cuts about 10 minutes of preparation for dinner, offers the ability to use a measuring cup to scoop out the product to very particular sizes- and the veggies are already cleaned, shaped and ready to be used. They offer everything from a mix of garden veggies to frozen chopped garlic.Frozen foods for Aperitif: In France we love to invite friends over to get them drunk and feed them fancy little snacks. Picard offers lots of little “amuse-geule” for apero. From mini sandwiches to small quiches to small desserts, they come in boxes of 40 for around €8.00, which seriously is easier than trying to pour egg into tiny quiche crusts… and they taste AWESOME.
Complete made meals: Screw frozen pizza… imagine having a “layered 3 cheese lasagna” or a “country ratatouille” for €4.00 to €6.00 that tastes amazing! I know for me sometimes cooking is a feat, but this is a simple toss in the pan type thing that is ready in about 15 minutes and takes no thought… and it’s really good.
Frozen Meat: I’ve noticed meat in France is the one thing that is very expensive. Turkey sautée meat runs about €12.00/kilo, or like $6.00 a pound. I can’t afford that, and I don’t always want to eat the fatty pork and chicken legs to cut costs. Picard offers frozen turkey by the kilo for half that price, €6.00. I got a whole kilo of ground beef for €6.00 as well.
Desserts: Any kind of ice cream as well as amazing cakes, chocolate items and others to really make your night. I’m thinkin’ a French Noir film. I’m thinkin’ a black forest cake. I’m thinking…. Oo.. gotta go.
All-in-all go there once. Try it. You won’t be disappointed.