September 10 – National TV Dinner Day

National TV Dinner Day

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Facts on TV Dinners

  • The first TV dinner came in an aluminum tray and heated in the oven, as microwaves became popular, the trays were replaced along with the name TV dinner in favor of frozen meals or microwave meals.
  • The original TV dinner consisted of turkey, peas, sweet potatoes, and cornbread stuffing.
  • Desserts were added to dinners like Salisbury steak, meatloaf, and fried chicken in the 1960’s.
  • The average American eats six frozen meals a month.
  • The term TV dinner is a registered trademark to C.A. Swanson & Sons who created the mass market for the dinners in 1954.