Weekend Cook and Tell: TV Dinners

Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we peruse the food sections of various national newspapers to inspire a weekend cooking project. We hope you will cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

This week's inspiration comes from Janet K. Keeler of the St. Petersburg Times and it's all about TV dinners. Many of us (myself included) eat dinner in front of the television once in a while, plate balanced in lap, with none of that pesky dinner table conversation to get in the way of your meal. Sure, it's not the most civilized way to eat but, hey, sometimes it just feels good.

Rather than feeling guilty about dining in front of the tube, Keeler suggests that we embrace it. After all, it's prime TV-watching season and time spent eating together with family is valuable, whether you are sitting around a table or lined up on the couch watching The Office.

This week we want to know what you are eating in front of the TV and for that matter, what are you watching during dinner? Tell us about your favorite mealtime/primetime combinations. Do you sip dry martinis while watching Mad Men? Do you snack on hospital-style Jell-O cups while watching House?

Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your photos and recipes next Wednesday.


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