(Strip Number 1158, Original Publication Date, 23 May 1987)
Panel 1: Elly is angry with John for letting the kids eat canned spaghetti and canned chocolate pudding for dinner.
Panel 2: He asks her what was so wrong with that.
Panel 3: What was wrong with that is that he could have made a balanced meal from stuff in the fridge.
Panel 4: He angers her further by saying that he balanced the hassles of cooking vegetables that the kids hate against the convenience of opening cans.
Summary: Elly seems to have been rather over-sold on the idea that needlessly complicating the preparation of meals is a sign of love. Since she never taught her kids manners, they wolf down grub and spuds and get them all over their duds without noticing that it's killing her.