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In the next post of the series “Jon Eats After Work,” I’ll be reviewing Papa Presto’s Breakfast Pizza version of French Bread Pizza.

Papa Presto French Bread Pizza - Breakfast Pizza

Papa Presto French Bread Pizza -- Breakfast Pizza

This breakfast pizza has the works: Eggs, cheese, bacon, and sausage, all distributed among a slice of french bread. Put it in the microwave for three minutes, and here’s what you get!

The finished product!

The finished product!

Looks tasty, right? Well it was! The bread had a nice crispness to it, thanks to the microwavable surface it’s on. The eggs provided ample substance, the sausage was nicely spiced, the bacon… you usually can’t say anything bad about bacon, and the cheese held it all together.

Thumbs Up!

Here’s the best part: It was only a dollar! While a typical Delaware lunch could cost up to $7-10 dollars, I could be getting 7-10 lunches if I devoted one meal’s worth of money to getting these pizzas. I, being a poor working college student who wants to spend as little money as possible for lunch over the winter, could see myself eating these more… if I make the trek to Dollar Tree. I bet there are other varieties to try, too.

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Hormel Compleats -- Roast Beef & Gravy

Hormel Compleats -- Roast Beef & Gravy

Over this Winter Session, I can be found working during the typical lunch hours. It’s inconvenient and impractical for me to shlep over to the dining hall everyday when I can be working, so I’ve started a new plan for eating meals.  Over the first few days of my internship, I’ve tried eating a big breakfast, munch on something small and inexpensive when I get back from work, around 2:30 or so, since the dining hall is closed by the time I’m done working, and then wait for dinner time to arrive. Today’s munch was Hormel Compleats – Roast Beef & Gravy, which I bought for a little over $3 at Happy Harry’s. I’ve previously eaten Hormel’s Swedish Meatballs Compleats meal, and it wasn’t bad. I don’t know if I’d eat it on a regular basis, but I’d eat it again if need be. Here’s my review on Roast Beef & Gravy:

The finished product.

The finished product.

Once you put the product in the microwave for 1:30 and take off the cover, this is what you see. There are two slices of this picturesque roast beef, and they taste pretty bland. The sauce isn’t that flavorful, either. Once you get past the meat, you get…

The potatos!

The mashed potatoes!

And there sure are a lot of mashed potatoes in this little container. Unfortunately, they were dry, a little chunky, and there was waaay too much of them. Unfortunately, the gravy did not aid in enhancing the flavor of the potatoes, either.

All in all, THUMBS DOWN. I won’t be buying Hormel’s Roast Beef & Gravy again.

If anyone has any quick fix lunch suggestions, Max and any other mysterious readers, let me know!

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