This Sunday, award season  will reach its pinnacle when millions tune in to see who takes home an Academy Award . Since the Oscars only come once a year, I suggest making a night out of it. Not throwing or attending an Oscars viewing party ? Then saddle up to the sofa and enjoy one of these dishes, inspired by old-school TV dinners, while you kick back, relax, and enjoy the show.
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Broccoli Cheese Soup
Frozen soup as a microwave meal? It's possible , but so much more delicious when it's made from scratch  and served alongside a few crusty croutons.
French Bread Pizza
If French bread pizza's  your secret nighttime craving, you'll enjoy this similarly oozy cheesy olive bread .
Macaroni and Cheese
It takes five minutes to nuke a box of frozen mac and cheese, which often leaves something to be desired. Why not take an extra 10 and make your own ?
The history of the frozen dinner  wouldn't be the same without ground beef dishes such as Salisbury steak  and meatloaf . Luckily, they're nearly just as simple — and even less expensive — to make from scratch.
If you grew up enjoying a beef pot pie  after school, relive your childhood memories when you sit down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie .
Spaghetti and meatballs
This grown-up take on the all-American  microwave meal calls for a mix of pork, veal, beef, and pancetta.
This layered dinner shares the same name as the stuff that comes out of the box , but rest assured, its ricotta-bolognese filling tastes far better .
The best part of the kid's meal  was always the rich brownie dessert. End yours the same way with a fudgy brownie square  (or three).
Don't care for chocolate? Round out the meal with another old favorite, the apple or pear crisp .
Vintage Trays Complete the Look
The effect wouldn't be entirely complete without a few vintage melamine trays  to highlight your entrée, side, and dessert.