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September 10th is T.V. Dinner Day
you're looking for something to do today then pull up an armchair
because it's T.V. Dinner Day! Piping hot and straight from the
microwave! Let's get right into celebrating T.V. Dinner Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, I'm not sure why they chose this day but T.V. dinners have
been eaten for such a long time and they've evolved into including
almost any meal you can think of. If you feel like being lazy and
watching T.V. then this simple meal is often nuked and served up to
all. All you need is some silverware and you're good to go! It may not
be the most impressive invention but business is booming and it's time
to celebrate these trays of goodness! There were actually quite a
few companies that attempted to make these frozen meals a success but
it wasn't until 1953 that Swanson came out with the TV Brand Frozen
Dinner which was a huge success. They came in metal trays that you
could put in the oven and the first type of T.V. dinner they produced
was modeled after a Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, it took about 25 minutes
to cook and cost around 98 cents but this lazy craze caught on quickly!
ended up selling 10 MILLION of these T.V. dinners in the first year...
that's crazy! And these dinners kept evolving into new things as the
years went on. In 1960 they started adding in fruit. In 1969 they
started making breakfast versions. In 1973 the infamous Hungry-Man
dinners burst onto the scene. And in 1986 T.V. dinners were finally
able to be microwaved. Well, are you hungry yet?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if you're already
stocked up on T.V. dinners then just head to your freezer, poke or
slice the plastic film and get that baby in the microwave! Turn on your
favorite T.V. show as you wait for its simple excellence and get ready
for a wonderful celebration. But if you don't have any T.V.
dinners then you better go get some! Head to the freezer aisle and
check out the wide variety of different meals you can feast upon. I
doubt you'll be limited on your dinner selection; the Walmart I went to
had a whole aisle that was just T.V. dinners. ;) So go ahead and get
your favorite meal in its T.V. dinner form or be brave and try
something you've never had before.
And you know, there is always
a healthier option. You could cook up one or two of your favorite meals
and get some resealable, microwave-safe plastic containers that have
little sections like a T.V. dinner would. Then just fill up your
containers how you like them to be and pop these all in the freezer.
Now you have some custom-fitted T.V. dinners that are probably 5 times
as healthy as the commercial versions! Just don't forget to eat one of
them today. Have a great day you lazy son of a T.V.!