- Sally Pollak ©️ Seven Days
- Butch + Babe's meatloaf TV dinner
Takeout from Butch + Babe's on Friday night was its $9.95 TV dinner. The weekly special was served, appropriately, in a compartmentalized foil container. Its contents, too, were Swanson-like: meat, potato, vegetable.
The meatloaf in my TV dinner was placed on a serving of mashed potatoes. The mixed vegetables included cauliflower, corn and carrots. In a bonus offering, the Butch + Babe’s version of the throwback meal came with a slice of cherry pie.
I don’t recall dessert in the long-ago TV dinners I ate on occasion as a kid with my family. And I’m not going to google it to check. But I did google Scott-Heron’s song, and I recommend you do, too.
You can eat your meatloaf and watch videos of would-be revolutionaries, some armed with the Confederate flag, trying to overthrow the U.S. government. Or you can listen to late musician-poet Scott-Heron, who 50 years ago envisioned a different kind of revolution.
Turn on the music, take a bite of that cherry pie, and imagine a sweeter world.