TV Dinner Day is a holiday when there is no need to stand at the stove and cook dinner, because you can buy it. This wonderful day is celebrated every year on September 10, but it is absolutely not necessary to wait a whole year to try a TV dinner.
The idea of the first television dinner belongs to the company CA Swanson & Sons. The first television dinner consisted of turkey, beans, bread, and sweet potatoes. By the time this format of food sales appeared, frozen meat was already being sold quite actively, and soon technologies for freezing vegetables and fruits appeared. Thus, the menu of television dinners became diverse and allowed families to gather at the table (or in front of the television) and not spend time preparing meals.
- The first methods of freezing proved to be a failure, as the products quickly lost their taste and aroma.
- Clarence Birdseye came up with an innovative method of freezing fish. This method was then used for vegetables and meat. This is how food was frozen during World War II.
- In the middle of the last century, the couple Albert and Meyer Bernstein founded Frozen Dinners Inc. and sold groceries in Pittsburgh.
How to take part
Order a few dishes, just heat it up, and have dinner while enjoying your favorite movie. Organize such a dinner for a group of friends; you will have the opportunity to choose your favorite dishes. If you know someone who needs help, buy a full meal for them.
When is TV Dinner Day celebrated in 2022?
TV Dinner Day is observed on September 10 each year.