Guilty... I am. Swanson's Turkey TV Dinner is just one of those things that affect me deeply. I don't know why. They must inject the slices of turkey product with some irresistible flavour drug that sends savory signals to my brain. The other day they were on at four for $10, so I just couldn't not buy them. Normally I believe they are $4.99 or $5.99 each. Oddly enough, I sort of forgot that they were in the freezer for a couple days, but when I went in there this morning... there they were... Ooh... I thought... yummy... I could have one for lunch instead of dinner. I closed the freezer door for a moment... just for a moment, and thoughts flashed through my mind...the creamy mashed potatoes with gravy, the crunchy bits of the stuffing, that damned tasty turkey, I have to preheat the oven and it takes 40 minutes to cook, I should just turn the oven on now, I should just do it.... and so I did. I also thought ahead to the fact that it has been unseasonably cold here and turning the oven on would provide much desired warmth in the kitchen. It was a no brainer. It seemed to take forever for the oven to preheat and seemed to take longer for the thing to cook. Finally... it was done... I let it rest for a minute or two, stood at the stove with the door open to warm myself up and then dug in. Oh My God! It was good. All that salty, creamy, crunchy, slightly meaty goodness. At one point I actually had to tell myself to slow down.
Turkey TV dinners have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, guilty considering the meals that mom used to make. I'm still unsure as to why they called the slightly bigger ones "Hungryman" as they don't quite even satisfy a hungrywoman. Personally I think they should omit the dessert and add more mashed potatoes.
(I wrote this yesterday, but added to and edited it today.)