Homemade TV Dinners

Elaine Bovender Recipe

By Elaine Bovender Elaine55

Makes one frozen TV dinner
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
No-Cook or Other

Since it's now just my husband and me, I love making these frozen TV dinners from my leftovers. It really cuts down on food waste and the dinners are a tremendous help when I'm in a time crunch. Just pop them in the oven, eat and go, no muss, no fuss! They also reduce the amount of leftover mess in my refrigerator. I can also share them with people who might need them. You can find the aluminum trays on Amazon.com and many restaurant suppliers carry them in stock. They really are a great time and money saver!


aluminum three compartment tray with lid
leftovers from your favorite dinner meals

Directions Step-By-Step

On the white topside of lid, date and label the contents of the compartments.
Fill compartments with your favorite meats, vegetables and/or desserts. (I usually fill with a meat and two vegetables).
Secure labeled lid and place in freezer.
REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place frozen dinner on cookie sheet and place in oven. Heat for about 35 to 40 minutes. Carefully remove lid and enjoy!
You may order these trays Amazon.com. Here is a link: amazon.com/...B004NG8QMQ

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Elaine Bovender Elaine55
Nov 29, 2012
Aww, thanks Pat. I always cook way more food than what my husband and me will eat, so these trays are the perfect solution.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Nov 29, 2012
O:) you are an angel...
Elaine Bovender Elaine55
Nov 29, 2012
Yes, I've used them for things like that many times. Most recently, someone had a back injury and wasn't able to cook, so these came in very handy. :)
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Nov 29, 2012
Elaine, this is a great idea.. such a wonderful idea to use as dinners for friends and neighbors after a funeral or those who have relatives in the hospital .. so when they come home they have a good homemade dinner ready for them.. hugs, Pat
Elaine Bovender Elaine55
Nov 27, 2012
These aluminum containers are fantastic! They stack so easy in the freezer and the food comes out so moist and tasty. My mother-in-law first introduced me to these containers about 15 years ago, when I was working a full-time job. I got home about an hour before my husband and it was sooooo nice just to throw these into the oven, no dirty dishes or mess to clean up. I could really relax in the evening. Now I use them when I have to go somewhere in the evening, like church nights, choir practice, etc. They're also great when you know someone who needs a little help getting meals.