Class 12 July 15, 2013: Making TV dinners

To commence our week-long study on industrial food, we prepared TV dinners to freeze for our meal on Thursday. We also watched a few YouTube clips and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of industrialized food.

We learned about the different jobs the industry created, the mass migration of people to cities, and how women started working more, which all led to the rise of easily accessible convenience foods. Kevin, BHS freshman and documentarian of the day, commented that fast-food chains, like McDonald’s, as well as “TV dinners started to come into the picture to make things easier, which is why we made our own TV dinners using meatloaf, frozen veggies, instant potatoes, and butterscotch pudding.” Each student prepared their own tray and then we carried them down to the school kitchen to be sealed and frozen.


Preparing the instant mashed potatoes. Photo by Kevin.


Completed TV dinners. Photo by Kevin.


Sealing the trays. Photo by Kevin.