Saturday, March 13, 2010

TV Dinner

When I was little, my siblings and I sometimes got to eat tv dinners when my parents went out on a Friday night. Tv dinners came in aluminum trays, had to be baked in the oven, and were a rare treat (for me, at least); more often we had leftovers.

Tv dinners are now called frozen dinners, though I still call them tv dinners. I ate a tv dinner tonight, and I noticed that every time I eat a tv dinner, I feel pathetic. It's not just the lousy food (although I will admit that Marie Callender's tv dinners are better than most I've tried); I think it is the fact that I am resorting to this cheap processed meal instead of making something myself.

Last night I cooked some ground beef, grated some cheese, and made myself soft tacos. Even though they didn't taste all that great, I felt good for having done something.

Tonight, however, it was the tv dinner.



elegyrl said...

I still call them TV dinners too! I don't think that you are pathetic for eating them. If you did not know how to cook at all and were eating them daily that's one thing but that is not the case. You are capable of doing other things for meals and you do and so once in awhile a TV dinner is OK! Sometimes as weird as it sounds I just feel like having one because it's easy! Not pathetic~

ol' Bob said...

Is there any difference between the traditional three-chambered TV dinner and the more modern and morally acceptable Weight Watcher entree? I mean besides the fact that the TV dinner tastes better, of course.

whirligigdaisy said...

Or you could, like me, just go to McDonald's twice in one week. Equally pathetic.