Morningstar Lasagna with Sausage-Style Crumbles. I was looking forward to testing this one out, because it looks pretty tasty on the box. It was as if I've never eaten a frozen entree before.
Once out of the box, the actual food inside doesn't look quite like the picture. Obviously. It looked kind of like a pile of vegetables and sauce on top of a noodle. I think there were a couple noodles in there, but the lasagna was pretty short. No towering stacks of delicious lasagna goodness. But whatever. I cooked it in the microwave, and dug in.
First impressions, there was a lot of fennel in here. I haven't been able to test out the Morningstar Sausage-Style crumbles, because it seems that no stores around me carry them, so I can't say for sure if it was the crumbles themselves or however the lasagna is built. And maybe, for other people, the mega-fennel flavor isn't a problem. Aside from that, and maybe I'm channeling my Italian grandmother here, but I wasn't terribly impressed with this lasagna. There wasn't much to it. I need a big, cheesy, gooey, saucy, noodly experience when I eat lasagna. This was … disappointing. Not bad, but not mind-blowing. Luckily, I cooked up some broccoli and garlic bread to accompany this, so I didn't leave the table hungry.
Texture - couldn't really find any crumble texture among the rest of the lasagna
Flavor - very fennel-y, which some people might be into, but I don't really dig
Final grade for this attempt: B-