Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
If you’re wondering about the #Tots2Toddlers hashtag above, this month I’ll be featuring some of my favourite products that have helped me make the transition from a mama of babies… to a frenzied, erratic, disorganized and downright exhausted mama of toddlers. (I thought staying up all night with a newborn was bad. Ha! I’ll have that any day over playing referee and chasing naughty troublemakers!)
Did I mention that for each feature, I’ll also offer a kick a** giveaway? I never like to leave my readers hanging!
Now you all know that I’m an M&M Meat Shops junkie. And I’m not alone – Canadians LOVE the convenience of selecting from over 375 mouth watering goodies, specially fast frozen for optimal freshness and flavour. And, the majority of their dishes are ready to thaw-and-serve or heat-and-serve to make meal prep easier for you!
Since I love to cook, I must admit that I enjoy my time spent in the kitchen engaging in culinary adventures. But the truth is, ever since the boys entered their toddler years, it’s very rare that I have enough time to put together a meal that can be labelled haute cuisine. Hence, with two little guys competing for my attention and my husband’s erratic schedule, sometimes life demands a quick and tasty meal. And for that, I’m happy to turn to M&M Meat Shops.
(One great thing about going from tots to toddlers? They eat whatever you do. No more baby gunk, hurray!)
Recently, we had a chance to try out M&M’s NEW Steam and Serve Entrées.
“The new steam and serve entrée collection features a selection of meal-in-a-bag solutions that slow steam in the microwave from frozen in just 10 minutes. The tasty ingredients are packed in a special polybag technology, to allow for the perfect venting of excess steam during heating.”
Pictured right – Triple Cheese Ravioli, which is generously stuffed with rich ricotta, romano and parmesan cheeses and smothered in a richly herbed homestyle marinara sauce that features vine-ripened California tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and parmesan cheese.
We decided to try the Shrimp Penne, which promised Pacific white shrimp tossed with tender asparagus tips and fire-roasted red pepper chunks over fluted penne pasta; topped off with a rich tomato-basil sauce made with white wine and parmesan cheese.
We’ve tried meal-in-a-bag solutions before, and I was expecting to find the little pellets of frozen sauce once I opened the package. And here they are – or as my husband likes to call them, “flavourtown”.
Although one of the main benefits of the new Steam and Serve Entrées is the fact that they go from microwave to the dinner table in 10 minutes, I’m kind of an old school gal and dumped the works in to a large pan on the stove. Makes for a better photo op, too!
It actually only took about 7-8 minutes on medium heat until the contents were piping hot. Although the suggested serving size is “up to three hungry appetites per package” – I’d have to say that each bag feeds two comfortably.
The verdict: The meal was tasty, well-seasoned and had just the right amount of savoury goodness to taste homemade. We will definitely be picking this up again – at just $7.99, it’s a quick and affordable meal solution! In fact, I wouldn’t mind stocking up next time the item is on sale. I’ll be sure to let y’all know too!
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The following products sound fabulous: French Onion Soup, Bacon Wrapped Turkey, and Thin Crust Buffalo Chicken Pizza!
I would like to try Rising Crust “Meatza” Pizza, Garlic Bread and Chicken Alfredo Bites.
My three favourite products would be:
-ROTISSERIE CHICKEN WINGS
-TOO TALL® Country Harvest Cake
Beef Bourguignon with Noodles
Triple Cheese Ravioli
Barbecue Chicken Wings
Chicken Breasts Supreme
Louisiana Style Chicken Wings
Mozzarella sticks, battered onion rings and honey garlic chicken wings
I love the Too Tall Lemon and Cream cake, Spanakopita and Veggie burgers1
we love the lasagna, the mini quiche Florentines and the Chinese party packs.
Cheryl Morreale (@loucheryl)
Personal size Pepperoni Pizza’s
Won Ton Soup
Macaroni and Cheese
CARAMEL APPLE BLOSSOM, BEAR SIZE BEEF BURGERS and CHICKEN PARMIGIANA.
I like the Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks, Sweet Potato Fries and TOO TALL® Country Harvest Cake
Sweet Potato Fries
Pasta alla Vodka
TOO TALL® Country Harvest Cake (this sounds fantastic with the pineapple, walnuts, cranberries etc.)
nancyrobster at gmail dot com
My 3 favourites are: French Onion Soup, Oriental Party Pack and the Supreme Home Style Meatloaf.
3 favorites are ( I have lots more too though lol )
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks
Peanut Butter Chocolate Persuasion Ice Cream ( you have to try this , yumm)
Oriental Party Pack, Wonton Soup, Bacon Wrapped Scallops…I could have picked 50! lol
I like M&M meats on FB
I like Listen to Lena on FB
My favs are
Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks, Mini Bacon Wrapped Filets, and TOO TALL® Country Harvest Cake
We love the chicken strips, sirloin meatballs and the raspberry fruit juice bars.
Mini bacon wrapped fillets…….yum!
Single serving pad thai
Herb and garlic salmon….drool
Pot roast, chicken strips, battered onion rings
I like the chicken fingers buffalo chicken wings and coconut shrimp
I like the chicken swiss melts,angus beef burgers and the teriyaki pork chops.
ksceviour at hotmail dot com
their boneless skinless chicken breasts, their garlic bread, and peanut butter ice cream
1. Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks
2. Broccoli Cheddar Soup
3. Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
I love the Chicken Strips, the garlic bread, and the chicken breasts.
Battered onion rings, maple salmon skewers and ginger chicken bowl
CHEESE & SPINACH CANNELLONI
TOO TALL® TUXEDO TRUFFLE CAKE
Salmon in dill sauce, fettuccine alfredo, and vegetable supreme.
These products are good Chicken Breast Grills, Chicken Parmigiana and the Angus beef burgers.
silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com
Chicken Parmesan Bowl, Chicken Club Pizza, Three-Cheese Pasta Bake
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca
We’ve always enjoyed the Apple Blossoms, in every flavour. We also like the Sweet Potato Fries and try to keep the Skinless Seasoned Chicken Breasts on hand.
we would love to try the beef Pot roast, chicken strips, mac and cheese
TOO TALL Tuxedo Truffle Cake
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Prime Rib Beef Burgers
Three of my fave products are the gourmet stuffed potatoes, Chicken ‘n Dumplings and the Chicken Fajitas
I like their onion rings, their french onion soup and their french country mushroom soup. Their onion rings are a deep fryer staple in my house. :)
My favourite products are Pad Thai, Marinated Teriyaki Beef Kabob and FRENCH ONION SOUP
Sweet Potato Fries
Ginger Chicken Bowl
Teriyaki Pork Chops
We love M&M’s Cabbage Rolls, Calamari and their pasta bowls are a staple for Hubby’s lunches.
Ginger Leah Gervais
Personal pepperoni pizzas, onion rings and garlic chicken wings, sounds like a party lol
This is so easy, cuz I love M&Ms!. my faves M&Ms products are the Mesquite Sirloin Steaks, Fully Cooked Mild Italian Sausages and Butcher’s Grind™ Pure Beef Patties!
I love the Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks, Strawberry Frozen Yogurt, and the SEASONED POTATO WEDGES
LOUISIANA STYLE CHICKEN WINGS
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL PECAN CHEESECAKE
Philly steaks, angus beef, and too tall lemon cake.
Yum, chocolate fudge brownies, french onion soup and breaded zucchini sticks
I love their Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks, Salmon in Dill Sauce and the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheeseake. Yum!
Apple Blossom, Triple Cheese Ravioli, Chicken Breasts Supreme
I Love their Mesquite Sirloin steaks, Too tall tuxedo Truffle cake and their Apple blossoms!!! Yummy!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Think I’ll go pick some up right now :)
I get the French Onion Soup, Oriental Party Pack, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup almost every time I shop there!
I just stocked up from there- and bought a coupon book (only $5) for future savings! ;) I love the sweet potato fries, oriental party pack, and mozzarella sticks.
I’ve never tried M&M meats, but the garlic shrimp, too tall carrot cake and min bacon wrapped filets look great!
My 3 favourite items are:
– Ginger Chicken Bowl
– Chocolate Fudge Brownies
– Fully Loaded Potato Soup
Too Tall Tuxedo Cake, Butter Chicken and their French Onion Soup!!
my 3 fave items are mozza sticks, french onion soup and mini veggie spring rolls
These are the items that we purchase often and love them
French Onion soup
Buffalo style chicken wings
Families three choices :
♥ Garlic Shrimp
♥ Chicken Club Pizza
♥ Barbecue Chicken Wings
french onion soup
all favourites here!
Stuffed Potatoes, Bacon wrapped Turkey and Bacon wrapped Chicken
Triple Cheese Ravioli, onion rings, and the apple blossoms *drools*
I like their Chicken Strips, Monza Sticks and Terriayki Chicken wings
Apple Blossom, mini wrapped bacon filets, teriyaki sirloin steaks
these sound good: TOO TALL® Country Harvest Cake, Cabbage Rolls, Pad Thai
Vegetable Egg Rolls
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
My 3 favorite would have to be CHICKEN CLUB PIZZA, FRENCH ONION SOUP & my absolute favorite the ORIENTAL PARTY PAK!!
dalleykt at live dot ca
I used to shop there often so my favourites are mini sausage rolls, shrimp party pak and the spinach artichoke and cheese dip- yumm!!!
I love M&Ms French Onion Soup, bacon wrapped chicken and bacon wrapped turkey (I LOVE BACON)
I LOVE the chicken Kiev, broccoli cheddar soup and the mac and cheese.
CHICKEN CAESAR, CHICKEN FARFALLE, VEGETABLE EGG ROLLS :)
number one is the Jalapeno Poppers! the apple blossoms, and the onion rings.
I’ve always loved their Boneless Chicken Breasts! Also love the Lumberjack Chili and Lemon Meringue Pie!!! Mmmmmm….ok, now my mouth is watering…. :)
Oriental party pack, teriyaki pork chops, and honey garlic chicken wings.
I love their Louisiana Style Chicken Wings, would like to try the Mini Bacon Wrapped Filets & Escargots en brioche.
My 3 & 4 year old daughters and I Love M & M’s !!!
We ALWAYS enjoy the French Onion Soup, Shrimp Skewers, Peanut Butter Chocolate Persuasion Ice Cream :p YUUMMMM!!!
Love the shrimp penne, The Skinless Chicken breast ,The Buffalo chicken wings, The Lasagne the Tasty Burgers oh the list goes on and on!
My favourites have to be the apple blossums, the caramel pecan cheesecake and the personal deluxe pizzas
Shrimp Penne, Ginger chicken bowl and Red curry shrimp.
As soon as I went to the M&M page the first thing staring me in the face was the Too Tall Vanilla Bean Cake, ummm, yes please!
I’d also love to try the Shrimp Penne Steam & Serve you tried out as well as the Veggie Lasagna.
I used to shop at M&M Meats all the time but moved away from one but after seeing their site I think I’ll be making a special trip to stock up!
california vege mix,sweet potato fries, battered onion rings
This is easy!! I like BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN WINGS, WON TON SOUP and “FALL OFF THE BONE”® BARBECUE BACK RIBS
Mozzarella sticks, apple blossoms and french onion soup.
I want to try their 6 Cheese Tortellini Bowl, their Shrimp and Scallop Pasta Bowl and their Apple Blossoms! Yummm!
Honey garlic chicken wings
Too tall strawberry shortcake
Vanilla caramel cones
I’d really like to try the Bacon Wrapped Turkey, Buffalo Chicken Pizza and French Onion Soup
Tuxedo cake, tuxedo cake & tuxedo cake…and italian meat balls and chicken strips if I have to pick something else. :)
Tirza @ Canadian Mommy Giveaways
I love the Bite-Size Sausage Rolls, Stuffed Potatoes, and Nanaimo Bars!
Seasoned potatoe wedges, broccoli cheddar soup and teriyaki chicken bowls all look good!
Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin
Chicken ‘N Dumplings
Mini Cream Puffs
I love the Apple Blossoms, Chicken Breasts Supreme, and Too Tall Cakes.
janice budgell pollard
My favorite 3 products are Crunchy Almond Bars, Supreme Homestyle Lasagna, and Honey Garlic Pork Chops.
janicebudgellpollard at hotmail dot com
From M&M Meat Shops, I love their French Onion Soup, Herb and Garlic Salmon and their Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks.
Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIES
HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN WINGS
My 3 favs that we buy often are..
Philly beef steaks
Mini Bacon Wrapped Filets
Thanks for the product review. Now I know what it is like before purchasing.
Mixed Fruit, Wild Blueberries and Raspberries are what I like to buy… but all their desserts and hors d’oeuvres are what I like to eat at parties!
Wild Blueberries, Raspberries and Mixed Fruit is what I buy….But I love it it when people serve any of their desserts or hors d’oeuvres!
My 3 fav products would have to be
1.Mini Bacon Wrapped Filets
2. Chocolate Chunk Buttercream Bars
3. Pizza Tarts
My favourite products are the
veggie spring rolls
french onion soup
LaQuita (Just Us Girls)
Absolutely love their Jalepeno Poppers, those are my fav. I also love their spicy chicken breast and curly fries.
Chicken Swiss Melts
Sweet Potato Fries
We love the Mesquite Sirloin Steaks, Barbecue Chicken Wings and the TOO TALL® Tuxedo Truffle Cake! yummm
Tripe cheese ravioli the gandkids favourite
Also my favorites are triple cheese baked lasagna, triple cheese ravioli, chocolate fudge brownies,
I would like to try the four corners chicken pesto pizza, chicken breast supreme, and herb and lime shrimp
Love the Italian Meatballs, Too tall Strawberry Shortcake and their Raspberry Fruit Popsicles!
My three favorite products would be:
ROTISSERIE CHICKEN WINGS,LASAGNA,LOUISIANA STYLE CHICKEN WINGS
Chicken Dippers, Bite-Size Sausage Rolls, Spanakopita
Three favorite products: Chicken breasts supreme, shrimp penne and the herd and lime shrimp. yummy :)
I havent been to M&M’s in so long- I have no idea why?! We used to always get CHICKEN BREAST GRILLS, Lasagna, and Apple Blossoms
It's OK to be WEIRD!
Oh, just 3!? That’s always so hard! HAHA!
I Love love love Sweet Potato Fries!
I have always liked their Onion Rings because I can actually eat them (no potato starch in the batter)!
And their desserts are amazing…. everyone in our house loves their Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. YUMMO!
Thanks for this giveaway, Lena!
Honey garlic chicken wings, french onion soup, pad thai!!
Amazing, I love M&Ms
I love love love their strawberry shortcake… yum!!! <3
Laura Richardson Shumard
French Country Mushroom Soup, Salmon in Dill Sauce, Strawberry Shortcake Bars.
Three-Cheese Pasta Bake, Chicken Parmesan and Applewood Smoke and Maple Salmon
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
We love the chicken strips, carrot cake and the mini veggie spring rolls!
Chicken Dippers, Bite-Size Sausage Rolls, mini veggie spring rolls are a few of the ones i really enjoy
sounds yummy. exciting!
I love the Apple Blossom!
My favorites are the:
2.Chicken Breasts Supreme
3.Stuffed Potato Shells
I love the appetizers — perfect for last-minute parties!
My mom loves the louisiana chicken wings, I love the apple blossom! Wanna try the beef burgers though :)
This is easy, M&M is our fav!
– french onion soup
– bacon wrapped filet minon
– chicken club pizza
I like: Oriental Party Pak, Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and TOMATO & PROVOLONE PARTY SPIRALS
chicken alfredo bites, apple blossom, french onion soup!
Strawberry Fruit Juice Bars
Peppermint Patty Pizzazz™ Premium Ice Cream
6 Cheese Tortellini Bowl
their chinese appetizers are my ultimate favorite
french onion soup
sweet potato fries
nathania.a at gmail dot com
I love nanaimo bars, macaroon madness bars and the battered onion rings.
M&M Mozzarella Marinara Bistro Chicken M&M Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts M&M Garlic Shrimp
Crispy Twisters, Battered Onion Rings, and California Styled Mixed Vegetables! Yum!
I love the CHicken Parmesan Bowl, the diced onions (so convenient!) and the Chicken Breast Grills
OK – definitely the ricotta stuffed ravioli, the french onion soup and the Apple blossoms! Full meal right there!!
I love the Just Cheesecake, I buy it every time I go to M&M’s the others are what I would love to try.
Boneless Chicken Chunks,CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TARTUFO and Just Cheesecake
BATTERED ONION RINGS, Sweet Potato fries and Crispy Fries.
Debbie White Beattie
I had no idea that M&M had pre fab food like the stuff above and the stuff you made looks delicious