Hot Pockets/Croissant Pockets/Lean Pockets/PocketyThingsFullOfFood. They’re GOOD, and so many varieties it’s hard to get bored of them.
Pot Pies. Despite their disturbingly low pot content, they’re very good and cheap, and come out of the microwave more or less edible. Swanson’s Pot Pies are the best. Anything by Banquet sucks, as far as I’ve ever been able to tell. Your tastes may vary of course.
Michelina’s frozen dinners are pretty good. I was working at one of those annoy-you-with-a-clipboard-in-the-mall survey places when they did taste-tests on those before coming onto the market. I lived off them for weeks when the survey was over and we got to take home BAGS of them, in plain white containers. Definitely worth the price then, and nearly worth the $1.25 or so you can get them for in the stores.
Frozen Burritos. 3/$1 or so. Patio is a good brand but it’s hard to go too wrong with something like a burrito. I mean, come on, it’s a burrito, you’re not eating health food, and no matter how good it is you are going to have some…er… discomfort, eventually. But damn they’re tasty!!
I steer clear of microwaving frozen pizza, even the kind that says you are supposed to. I guess I’m a pizza purist… the cheese on top has to be just slightly burnt, not merely melted. Oven all the way. Or just call someone for delivery. Never microwave.
The same goes for french fries. I’ve seen but never tried those microwavable fries and I can’t imagine they’d be good. It’s hard enough to oven-bake fries and have them come out right. Deep fry those suckers, I say!!
There are all kinds of frozen foods in the ‘appetizer’ section that microwave pretty well. Stuff like pizza rolls, pizza bagels, eggrolls, buffalo wings, etc. Do some experimenting, you’ll find something you like.
I tend to avoid microwavable items with bread in… stuff like frozen burgers and hot dogs, sandwiches, pretzels. Microwaves do weird things to bread, and I don’t like it. Too rubbery for me.
I dislike grocery shopping, so I tend to buy freezer food. It lasts until I get around to wanting to eat it, and thanks to the microwave, it’s faster than driving to a drive-thru. But of course it’s not all that tasty, no matter what you do, and not particularly healthy. Man Cannot Live By Freezer Food Alone.