Thanksgiving on its own is a massive tradition for many of us within America, however Thanksgiving does not simply give us increased numbers on our scales, football games and endless savings, no it has succeeded on passing on many other things that we may have come to take for granted. You might think this article will divulge how Thanksgiving began an era of turkey sandwiches for packed lunches or mass cravings for cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, although who wouldn’t want those things during winter, but no Thanksgiving has given us something even more useful.
How many of us have at some point in our childhoods rushed home with our parents, late from some kind of activity or just traffic in general and then with your parents in no mood to cook, pulled out the filling but not always so tasty prepackaged TV-dinner? These reheatable little packs were occasionally parts of many of our childhoods and it seems with time they keep on improving on taste and variety, yet have you ever wondered how they came about? After all, for many years women were dedicated housewives and the idea of anything other than a home-cooked meal would have been out of this world, yet Thanksgiving brought about a new era and luckily 5-minutes of peace for parents everywhere.
In 1953, a company known as C.A Swanson & Sons believed that America would be eating many more turkeys than they actually did, after the holiday came and went, the company realized that there was more than 260 pounds worth of frozen turkeysin refrigerated trucks that would ultimately go to waste. As you can imagine the sense of horror would have been palpable and somebody probably thought they were about to be fired, yet luckily a certain salesman at the company had a clear head at the time. Salesman Gerry Thomas had an idea based upon the meals that the airlines served; the food was always premade and set out in silver trays.
Hence the salesman had 5 000 trays delivered to the factory designed a meal that was simple and tasty, featuring peas, sweet potatoes, gravy, cornbread and of course the turkey, and then got to business rolling it out. Yet, the chance of this working was not entirely assured at the company and there were many who doubted the success of the project. Yet they needn’t have worried, when the year came to a close ten million of these dinners had been purchased by the American public. The popularity of these quick and easy dinners, that came to help the working woman juggle her housewife responsibilities as well, was aided by the growing excitement and adoration for the television. Yes, while there are many who think that eating dinner in front of the television leaves much to be desired, one cannot deny the immense popularity and success of these convenient and tasty microwaveable meals that were all brought about by Thanksgiving turkeys. For all your holiday information and more visit Sir Holiday today.
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