Friday, September 10, 2010

Today in History


Today is TV Dinner Day!  In 1954, Swanson introduced the TV dinner to the world.  These convenient meals fulfilled the post war trend of time saving appliances and television being introduced to the American home.  The first year they were on the market, Swanson sold 10 million dinners.  For $.98, you could choose meatloaf, fried chicken, salisbury steak or turkey with mashed potatoes and peas.  All items were served for your convenience in a divided aluminum tray.  In 1987, a representative tray was placed in the Smithsonian Institution because of its impact on American culture.

I don't remember having many of these meals in our home as I was growing up, but I do remember they were the only peas Momma could get me to eat and I LOVED those mashed potatoes.  Maybe salisbury steak will be on the menu at our house this week...

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Coloradolady said...

The ones I remember were the one that had the spiced apples or desserts...I wanted those...did not care about the meals...just the dessert!

What a way we have come from that first TV dinner!!