Not every Thanksgiving meal is a lavish feast. In honor of those who find themselves alone or with meager means on America’s snackiest holiday, Snacktaku shares the traditional cheap-ass alternative, the turkey TV dinner.

Swanson’s Hungry Man turkey dinner is no replacement for a house full of friends and family within one or two words from tearing out each other’s throats with the good silverware, but its heavily-preserved offering of meat, mashed potatoes, seasoned breadcrumbs, school cafeteria veggies and cranberry baby food are as close as you’re going to get for a couple bucks.

It’s probably meat!

But we’re not here to talk about the pros and cons of frozen TV dinners. We’re here to share a meal together. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

Snacktaku is Kotaku’s take on the wild and wonderful world of eating (and drinking) things.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, toys, snacks and other unsavory things.

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