Ina's chicken pot pie with fried chicken & waffles (photo by Steve Dolinsky)
As a child of the 70s, weened on "Dance Fever," "Fantasy Island" and "The Love Boat," (talk about an Aaron Spelling trifecta!) I still recall the name Swanson. Despite the fact I grew up in Minnesota with dozens of Swensons and Johanssons and, of course, Swansons, the name rings a lot of bells for me. But it also resonates on a culinary level, since there was always some real estate in our freezer dedicated to this mythical family with the hearty, frozen dinners.