What Can You Tell About Tv Dinners?

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  1. Janice Martin

    Janice Martin Well-Known Member
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    In my opinion, tv dinners are too small, and probably loaded with sodium and preservatives, but I do buy one or two occasionally.
    Even though the trays are now made of cardboard, they work in the regular oven.

    Gotta ask though- how do his eggs turn out? MANY years ago, I tried to prepare scrambled eggs in the microwave, and both the texture and taste
    was like eating a sponge! Kinda looked like it, too. :p
     
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    I was kind of thinking of something like this the other day. Before I had a microwave, if I wanted to heat something, I had to do so on the stove using a pot or pan. Even water. Now things can just be heated in the microwave, which is what I do.

    I buy Amy's meals sometimes. They are pretty good. Not cheap. I do think they have actually come down in price some as they are more readily available in regular supermarkets now. I don't eat out so I don't mind spending the money and try to always have a couple of them in the freezer.
     
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    Yes, Amy's is good and now there's another brand, I forget what it's called but I've had it a few times and it's really
    Good and healthier than the rest.

    You have to catch them on sale because they're on the high side too. On sale it was 2 for $7.00.

    I do have a box in my garbage, maybe I'll dig it out and take a pic...
     
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  4. Gloria Mitchell

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    Lolol...todays tv dinners are much improved vs the past, however on a regular basis not very good for you. I buy very little ready made foods...and we only eat out maybe um five times a year.
    Husband...a meat cutter stll works and we are still hefty eaters so I cook alot.But I do like to have some things on hand for when I dont want to cook...pizza and pot pies...by Marie Collander...wonderful but ..yikes fattening.
    I do not buy fish of any kind unless caught in the wild in US or farmed over here.
    The bottom line on anything..eat drink..etc....moderation is the key word.
    As for kids and tv dinners, maybe not everyday all day...a good ole peanut butter and jelly sandwhich would be good.
     
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  5. Gloria Mitchell

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    Yikes...no likey microwave eggs either
     
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    I just remembered the name of the TV dinners I was talking about...

    http://www.smartmademeals.com/


    I think I've tried most of them that have chicken in them. I never get TV dinners that have beef, those turn me off for some reason. In the stores that carry them here, there's only about 5 different choices...some on their web page I've never seen in a store.

    I first saw them at Safeway but now I see them elsewhere also.
     
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  7. Ina I. Wonder

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    Thanks guys, it is good to see there are some quick fix TV dinners out there. A couple of those names I've never seen before. Maybe I can wean Bobert to a better type of TV dinner, and then to more cooking that I am more than willing to cook for him.

    I fixed some homemade meatballs and sauce early yesterday morning, and I put that over wild rice last night. He actual came to me and said that he really enjoyed the dinner last night, and could I teach him to fix that and maybe some of the other meals that I've fixed for him.

    He has been feeding himself since he was a kid. I think without anyone to guide him, that TV dinners were the quickest and easiest way for him to feed himself, and he didn't want to cause me any extra work.

    He fills as if I have done so much for him in the last year that he didn't want to add cooking for him too. I told him that's what grandmother were for. :)
     
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    Awe ,that is sweet Ina. One of my grand daughters would only eat instant mashed potatoes for the longest time. Until i made my mashed potatoes....now she refuses to eat potatoes unless homemade...lolo I love it.:)
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell , Kids can come up with some strangest ideas, can't they. My Bobert will be 27 in July, and it seems that he has been 'cooking' for himself for the last 20 years. :oops:

    He has been living way out in the country since he was 17, and sort of got stuck there. Unlike most young men, he didn't feel as if he could leave home and start his own life. He was made to feel like and think that if he went out on his own, that he was deserting his financially challenged parents. :confused:

    I'm just now starting to teach him to drive. So he has a lot of catching up to do. :(
     
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    TV dinners have come a long way @Ina I. Wonder and now days you can find just about any kind you want and their taste has improved tremendously too. Health wise they have good dinners and ones that are not really healthy for you...but you can pretty much tell that by how much fat, salt, sugar, etc. is listed on the dinner.

    I like the Lean Cuisine Steamers and my Honey likes Marie Calendars Chicken and Turkey Pot Pies. There is something for everyone now days. Fresh will always be better but there are much healthier TV dinners out there now for those who take the time to check things out.
     
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  11. Gloria Mitchell

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    :confused:um is your son handicapped in some way ? The granddaughter I was talking about is an Asspie . Please take no offense to my question.
     
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    It sounds like if you keep cooking for him then Bobert will keep eating it, @Ina I. Wonder . Like you noticed, he probably didn't want to ask you to cook for him, and especially since he had grown up having to make his own meals. Now that he knows that you enjoy cooking, he will probably be happy to have your fresh, homemade food, and he should be a lot healthier without all of the preservatives and other chemicals that are in processed foods.
    His life has changed a lot (and all for the better) since he came to live with you, and since he has had to rescue you when you get too weak and fall, he probably thought it would be hard for you to cook meals.
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell , Bobert is one of my grandsons, and has no disabilities, but that would not bother me anyway. Most everyone has something to contribute. If you don't mind, what is an asspie?

    @Yvonne Smith , yes I'm hoping that is the outcome too. Bobert is very mild mannered, and very like his grandfather was. They had much in common, such as preferring to stay at home, no drinking or smoking, and both were big into computers and gaming.

    We do well together, which surprised me. We give each other all the space we each seem to need so much. We sometimes go a day or two with doing no more than making sure all is OK. Now if he hears me fall or a weird noise, he's right there to help me up without asking any dumb questions like, "Are you alright?" Sometimes those kind of questions drive me nuts. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Gloria Mitchell

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    sorry, guess I misunderstood something before.GD has Asperger's...think I misspelled Aspie.. short term for the word.
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell , I've heard of that before, but I don't think I've ever known anyone that has had it. I was one of so many children that grew up with debilitating conditions, some just more obvious than others. I'm sure you know more than most that patients is the key. How old is your granddaughter? Do you get to be part of her life, or like my great grand babies, does she live too far away for interaction?
     
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