Dressing for Dinner

Submitted by windupkitty December 1st, 2012
Certifikitsch Winner

Hey, why not. I will even admit it myself. When things sometimes get really lonely, sure, I get this dressed up to eat off a TV tray. A girl has got to do what a girl has got to do. Keep your spirits up honey!

Boy, do I want that dress and those shoes…sigh….and you can’t argue; she really knows how to work a sitting position!

8 Responses to “Dressing for Dinner”

  1. Allee Willis

    Looks like Elizabeth Taylor eating Swanson’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and apple pie, which I have permanently stamped in my memory as the best meal ever!

    Love that you can’t see the design on the tv table despite that being what they’re selling!

  2. windupkitty

    Yeah, she does look like Liz, huh? I love that she is determined to show some leg while enjoying her snack. Do it to it, honey!

    I wanted to love tv dinners. Tehy looked so cool, but they just never tasted good to me. I like to cook too much and it just feels wrong to me to eat something that doesn’t taste good, especially if it so processed. If I’m gonna eat something horrifyingly processed, it better be good. Like Cheetos or chips from Nathan’s on Coney Island…

      • windupkitty

        Taste buds are funny things…people can be so different..The other night I caved and did buy some cheetos (but the ‘healthy” kind form whole foods) and still they weren’t quite right so I put some cayenne pepper and a few drops of lemon juice and yeah, now that was good to me!

  3. Mark Milligan

    Fried Chicken was the one, and I could be persuaded to do roast turkey in a pinch, but it had to be swanson’s.

    People where I lived were pretty poor in Nebraska even in the late 50’s. And they hadn’t forgotten the depression. They would wash the aluminum dishes after they ate the meal and have stacks of them in case they might be able to repurpose them someday as tool shed siding or maybe organizers for desk drawers in case they ever got a desk. I think for awhile Mom might’ve had one on her sewing table with things in each of the compartments, but there were still probably 30 in the cupboard unused. Then we thought why don’t we use them for picnics? But without a table they proved to flimsy, and the pprk n beans spilled on the blanket. Of course this was just me and my buddies in the back yard, but nevertheless, enough proof for me that saving the was stupid. Now aluminum pie plates, that was a different story. They could be used to secretly give milk to stray cats. Frisbees. Almost endless possibilities. So I still save them.

  4. Allee Willis

    I’d kill for some orig tv dinner trays to store things in. But flimsy, yes. In our family it was wrapping paper and aluminum foil. That foil would have 20 dinners on it before it got thrown out.

  5. windupkitty

    Oh yeah, nothing was ever thrown out at my house too. Tv dinner trays, styrofoam cups from McDonalds, pie tins, wrapping paper, plastic utensils pilfered from fast food restaurants(grandma, you thief!!)…you name it. If it was washable, or not damaged, it was reused. Some years ago, I found a 3 foot tall stack of flattened Philadelphia Cream Cheese boxes in the backyard shed. When I questioned my Grandmother, she looked at me like I was not only stupid, but a total a-hole and said,” They are recipe cards. Turn them inside out and cut them in half”. Can’t argue with that…