TV Dinners: 30 Rock

When I was little, my parents only allowed me to watch PBS. I grew up on Mr. Rogers and the MacNeil/Lehrer report. That is, until my younger sister got old enough to start complaining of boredom, and my parents, as so many parents of multiple children do, sort of gave up on us. Once they realized that we would shut up when the TV was on, the flood gates of tube time were suddenly opened, and I never looked back. Result: I am a bona fide TV addict. Blossom and Six were my after-school friends, Seth and Summer were the on-again, off-again relationship I always dreamed of, and Monica and Rachel lived in my idealized apartment.

When it comes to television, I do not discriminate. I take in all sorts of highbrow art, lit’rature, and theatre. Among them is 30 Rock, a show whose main character can be seen wearing a slanket, secretly snacking on cheese alone nightly, and who openly admits to peeing in the shower when she’s tired. Culture!

If you aren’t waiting anxiously for the Season 6 premiere …I’m not sure what you’ve been living for. So tomorrow night (!!), invite over your funniest, most awkward friends, and make them this cheesy dinner. And wear loose pants.

Meanwhile: stay tuned for more great TV Dinners as some of our favorite shows return for their mid-season premiers (better than Christmas?!)

**Late Night¬†Writers’ Room Cheese-Themed Dinner**

Spicy Sausage Pizza

Night Cheese and Crackers Plate

Fudgy Triple Chocolate Brownies with Cream Cheese


Lily Bellow graduated in 2009 from Harvard University with a degree in English Literature. While in college, she bartended and cooked at the campus pub, and as a result has a difficult time eating chicken wings. She is the Managing Editor for Small Kitchen College.

Originally posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

3 Responses to “TV Dinners: 30 Rock”

  1. Zoe

    January 11th, 2012

    Lily! I love this idea! It’s brilliant! Have you pitched this to HuffPost Food as a blog?

  2. James

    January 12th, 2012

    Agree. This TV n’ food angle is absolutely brilliant and you’d be amazed (or not) by how many of us share that dual addiction. FYI, The episode where Blossom goes to a make-out party and dreams she’s on Phil Donahue who’s doing a segment on Women Who Lie to their Parents was what led me to come out to my parents.

  3. Ruth Newton

    January 12th, 2012

    Yikes! I’d have to give up Rachel Maddow. No can do! But I can snack! Looks good.

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