A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 17, 2017
“I serve three meals: frozen, microwave and takeout”

"I serve three meals: frozen, microwave and takeout” is a jocular kitchen line—the three meals are usually breakfast, lunch and dinner— that has been printed on many images. “My wife says ‘I serve three meals frozen, microwave and takeout!’” was posted on Twitter on November 13, 2008.


Twitter
kwillsonyshs‏
@kwillsonyshs
Replying to @SCRainone
@SCRainone My wife says"I serve three meals frozen, microwave and takeout!”
7:51 PM - 13 Nov 2008

4 January 2009, Boston (MA) Globe, “Letters,” pg. 4:
Mother Material?
Regarding Coupling (December 7): I don’t cook; never was an issue. I have a sign hanging in my kitchen that says, “I serve three meals: Frozen, Microwave, Takeout.” My three children, now 26, 24, and 19, are no worse for the wear.
Loretta McClary
Waltham

Twitter
Sabrina‏
@simplybeau
I only have the patience to cook three meals frozen microwave and takeout so pick one!
2:25 PM - 26 Oct 2009

Twitter
Bah Humbug‏
@forkinhandle
Replying to @firebox
@firebox i serve 3 meals, frozen,microwave + takeout http://tinyurl.com/yzgunaw #firebox
4:58 AM - 8 Dec 2009

Twitter
Anne Countouris‏
@AnneCountouris
I serve 3 meals.  Frozen, Microwave and Takeout~~Anonymous
8:54 PM - 12 Jul 2010

Twitter
Dotielita‏
@dotieibag
i serve three meals:
frozen , microwave , takeout . :D
6:24 AM - 18 May 2011

1 March 2012, Pensacola (FL) News Journal, “Something’s cooking in the Bella kitchen, paired with the perfect wine choice” by Becca Boles, pg. 14:
These signs hang in my kitchen:

“I only have a kitchen because it came with the house.”
“Many people have eaten my cooking and gone on to lead normal lives.”
“I serve 3 meals: Frozen, Microwave, Take-out.”

Twitter
Stevenfacetwittmore‏
@stevenfacetwitt
A bachelors’ kitchen serves 3 meals a day, Frozen, Microwave, and Takeout! #funnybuttrue #girlsloveamanthatcancook http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-Inch-Square-Griddle-Aluminum-Nonstick-Pan-Breakfast-Sandwich-Pancakes-Toast-/152053926828
2:54 AM - 14 Apr 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
Saturday, June 17, 2017 • Permalink