Nope, I’m not sucking down Mimosas, today is a national holiday.
“Now, therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984 as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such a day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Remember the days when we could rely on our politicians to spend their time declaring important holidays and we needn’t concern ourselves with such things as Cold Wars, famine and drought in Ethiopia, AIDS, boycotting the Olympics, recession or banks failing? Oh wait…
I wish I would have realized this earlier because I would have gladly celebrated appropriately! I loved the fried chicken TV dinners when I was growing up. They almost always came with mashed potatoes, corn and a brownie type thing that never fully cooked in the middle. Everything was delicious except for the corn. I don’t know if it was because I grew up in Iowa and was a corn snob, but the TV dinner corn was watery and had no flavor at all.
I did start things off right and fed my kids frozen pancakes for breakfast. I’m not sure if ol’ Ronnie thought celebrating with frozen processed food was best or if this was meant to be more a celebration of our ability to freeze fruits, vegetables and other healthier options for us to consume at our leisure.
Whatever his intention, I do enjoy my frozen foods, healthy and otherwise. So eat some ice cream, thaw out some chicken or make some juice from concentrate. I think we can all agree that the freezer and the things that occupy the frozen space inside are pretty awesome. However, if you disagree, just eat some ice.
I remember when microwaves first came out – like VCR’s, we thought this was the future in our hands. We thought that in 2000, no one would be cooking anything, you’d just slap it in the microwave, pushed a few buttons and then your tasty meal would be ready to eat in mere minutes. Weren’t we all supposed to have a robot and work no more than 20 hours a week too? What happened to that??? I want my frickin’ money back.
I love watching movies from the 60’s and 70’s that depict the future. I’m just happy we aren’t all wearing silver colored clothing!