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T.V. Dinners #7459803 03/16/19 01:42 PM
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Did you eat them growing up and do you still enjoy them?

When I was growing up, my mother would take us to the grocery store and let us pick out our own T.V. Dinner when they were on sale(Banquet or Morton`s). It was like Christmas in July and we only got them when they were on sale. I remember moving out when I was 18 with one of my friends and I could afford Night Hawk dinners with tater tots and it was really pretty good. That is about the last memory(1978-1980) I have of eating them, even though my wife will buy them for her to take to work or eat when I am not home.



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Yes Night Hawk sometimes at the deer lease when I'm rushed or tired.


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May give one a try this week. Thanks a bunch for the idea.


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I can put steak and taters on a plate for far less than that costs. Itíll be way better too.


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I was thinking of something difficult to cook like lasagna.


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I was just browsing frozen lasagnas. I want veggies, meat and cheese lasagna. Walmart doesnít have one. Iíll have to build it from scratch.


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Originally Posted by Cast
I was just browsing frozen lasagnas. I want veggies, meat and cheese lasagna. Walmart doesnít have one. Iíll have to build it from scratch.


Yeah you get pretty shortchanged on frozen lasagna if you want any meat in it.


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I tried a Hungry Man Spicy Chicken tv dinner at my friends fishing cabin. it was way better than I expected. i will probably buy one in the future.

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I remember having Swanson TV dinners on occasion when we were young kids. And we used the folding TV trays.

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Haven't had one since I was a kid....see no reason to break my streak....pass


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I'd eat one like the one pictured, no problem.


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The H-E-B store brand dinners are really pretty good. Used to occasionally take one to work for lunch.


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Eat one every day for lunch. they suck, but I digress.


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There were 9 kids in our family and the day my mother discovered TV Dinners was a very sad day. This was in the late 60's and she bought the cheap store brand and for the most part they were junk except the Salisbury Steak with the bad instant potato's that were only edible with the brown gravy from the steak and peas were good.

Now the Bob Evans brand of pre-made sides are really very good up


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yep, grew up eating a wide variety of TV dinners, usually when they went on sale. I actually really liked some of the Mexican food ones years ago since there wasn't any restaurants/cafes that served much of that type stuff other than the little hole in the wall greasy spoon truck stop type places.

I was working in CA back in '04-'07, living out of a hotel that had a small kitchenette and there was a little strip center next door with a bulk style grocery store that was way cheap. I could pick up 9-10 TV dinners and a 24 pack of hash brown patties for $20. Night Hawk, Swanson, Patio, Hungry-Man, Banquet, etc. They weren't great, but they beat the heck out of fast food every night


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My parents started leaving my brother and I home alone during the summers at a young age. Young enough she said we couldn't turn the stove on so we at microwave dinners and ravioli's etc.

Didn't take but a part of one summer we convinced mom to allow us to cook a few simple things and then we didn't eat them anymore. Learning to cook was one of the best things I ever did.


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I grew up in the 70ís on Swanson Hungry Man. Fried Chicken was my fav.

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I loved TV dinners and Pot Pies growing up. But since I got married have not had many. Wife does not want any in the house. Have eaten some (of both) when I worked as a Travel Nurse and was only making meals for myself. Canít have Pot Pies anymore due to allergies.


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I can honestly say Iíve never had one in my life. My dad was a chef and never fed us anything like that. I know itís sounds like a food snob, but Iíll never give my kids a TV dinner either.

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