(Strip Number 833, Original Publication Date, 16 April 1985)
Panel 1: Michael tells Elly that while she was away Daddy taught them how to cook.
Panel 2: Elizabeth says it was easy and they had peas an'tatoes an'chicken and everything.
Panel 3: Elly is amazed that he showed them how to cook those things.
Panel 4: When Michael pulls out a TV dinner and tells her "Yeah! Just put one of these in the oven an'turn it up to 450°!," Elly rolls her eyes in disgust.
Summary: This is because Hungryman dinners are far too 'impersonal' to be allowed; after all, how can she show her love for her family if she can't trick them into eating things they hate?