(CNN) - Moms and dads everywhere have an excuse not to cook Monday night.
It's National TV Dinner Day!
No need to apologize for vegging out in front of the tube. Just pop in a frozen meal and have at it!
Swanson is credited with being the first to mass market the TV dinner.
The idea of separated tray compartments for food was already being used by airlines.
The very first TV dinner available was an ode to Thanksgiving and consisted of turkey, peas, sweet potatoes and cornbread dressing.