A Frozen Dinner Tastes Like My Mother’s Liberation

On Mother’s Day, I’m thinking fondly of all the time my mother didn’t spend in the kitchen.

Laura Todd Carns
3 min readMay 7, 2021

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The comfort foods of my childhood can be found in the frozen foods aisle. Stouffer’s tuna noodle casserole, Stouffer’s French bread pizza. A few aisles over, in canned foods, Chef Boyardee’s mini ravioli, Campbell’s chicken…

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Laura Todd Carns

Freelancer & fictioneer. Contributor to Medium pubs Human Parts, GEN, Curious; bylines elsewhere in WaPo, Quartz, EL, The Lily & more. www.lauratoddcarns.com