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After a long day, sometimes a TV dinner simply must do. Tossing these foil-wrapped meals in the microwave oven for a quick bite may result in a disappointing entrée that lacks flavor, seasoning, and appeal.

It is simple to jazz-up a simple TV dinner; try some of the following culinary suggestions:

Add Flavor

The problem with a lot of TV dinners is that they lack seasoning and may taste a bit bland. Use some seasonings, herbs, spices, and sauces to boost the flavor of your pre-fab meals and to make them something special!

Add Flair

Another great idea is to take a couple different frozen meals and merging them to create one distinctive, delicious creation. For instance, combine the meat loaf from one meal and a spaghetti entrée to create a beefy pasta dish that is sure to satisfy. This also helps to stretch these dinners to serve a couple of people.

Add Freshness

TV and other prepared foods can be elevated by simply adding a bit of freshness to the plate. Consider adding a handful of fresh arugula to a chicken patty; drizzle with dressing for a tasty, crunchy salad. Add fresh chopped tomatoes to a frozen pasta or parmesan entrée for some added texture and depth of flavor.

Add Finesse

Sometimes, presentation is everything. Take care to re-plate your TV dinner on the good china, perhaps with a glass of your favorite wine. Even though you are in a hurry doesn't mean you can't sit at the table and take the time to savor and enjoy mealtime.

Treat yourself by taking the time to give your TV dinner a personal touch. Add flavor, flair, freshness, and a bit of finesse, while still getting a hot meal in a hurry.