Banquet entrees actually look a lot better if you put …

Comment on A Comparison of Actual “Banquet” Frozen Dinners with their Box Cover Photographs by Jim in Texas.

Banquet entrees actually look a lot better if you put them on a plate instead of leaving them in the plastic microwave tray. The mashed potatos look and taste much better if you mix them up with the meat and gravy and stuffing because after all who likes eating raw potatos? Potatos are big fat tasteless roots you need to mix up with something that actually tastes good like cheese or gravy. The Banquet spaghetti meals either with the popcorn chicken or italian saugage meatballs are the best especially if you mix in a little HEB chile con quesa dip.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.