TV Dinners for Dinner

@RasmaSandra (21172)
Daytona Beach, Florida
October 13, 2015 3:45am CST
When I lived in New York and I was too lazy to make anything for dinner I would turn to Swanson TV Dinners. Among my favorites were Salisbury Steak, Fried Chicken and Turkey Dinner. These dinners has me eating everything including the veggies and desserts. Frozen TV dinners date back to 1954 and the idea of Gerry Thomas, who also named them Swanson TV Dinner. As more and more people were watching TV these frozen dinners became a big hit. It is an amazing fact that more than 10 million of these dinners were sold in the first year. Now they were great for bachelors and for people living alone but it makes me wonder what was happening to all those happy scenes we see in TV serials and movies where families sit down together to eat dinner. Each dinner cost only $.98 cents and there was a choice of Salisbury steak, meatloaf, fried chicken or turkey all served with mashed potatoes and green peas. Those special desserts were added later. Each dinner came in a divided aluminum tray. In the 1960s the Swanson Company removed the name “TV Dinner” from the packaging and in 1986 the Campbell Soup Company changed the aluminum trays with plastic microwave-safe trays. To represent the impact that these trays had on American culture a representative aluminum tray was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. Swanson even found a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame receiving their star in 1999. At present Swanson products are owned by the Pinnacle Foods Corporation and they just recently celebrated 50 years of TV Dinners. Do you eat TV dinners? I can’t get frozen TV dinners on my side of the world so I make my own Salisbury steak. Here is a very good recipe for it: inventors.about.com
Browse Topics By: Browse Topics http://www.marthastewart.com/870103/salisbury-steak-onion-gravy This recipe is part of the Mad Hungry: TV Dinners menu. See the article for freezing instructions. Pinterest Facebook Comment MORE Twitter Google+ – Photography
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@Trensue (5258)
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12 Nov 15
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