In Mad Men Season 4 Episode 08, Don Draper sits in his bachelor apartment opening a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew and a Budweiser. My roommate Bonnie “awed” in his loneliness …while I on the other hand felt it very manly. Little did Bonnie know that I had microwaved a can of Krasdale baked beans and a hot dog for lunch that very day. Isn’t that how a man on his own would eat? Isn’t that the kind of apartment and life he would keep? I don’t think anyone should feel sorry for Don Draper. Every man at one point wants to be Don Draper. So this is how I came to eat a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew and drink a Budweiser.

It did explode in the microwave. I always feel like the directions are to keep it in there longer than they should be. I even went 30 seconds less than the minimum.

It’s surprisingly not bad for canned food. My first thought of the beef was it was so tender. Then on second bite, I realized that the meat was just ground meat shaped into a chunk of beef. So sorta like a Chef Boyardee meatball, but worked better with the gravy. Meat and Potatoes and a Bud. That’s a man meal.

I was a little worried how the bottom of the can was stained with the stew after numerous rinses.

UPDATE: I might be¬†delirious (because I’m at home sick), but I’ve been smelling Dinty Moore Beef Stew for the past half hour. I ate this two days ago. I really smell it right now and no one else is home.

UPDATE 2: I think my arm pits smell like Dinty Moore Beef Stew. I’m pretty sure I don’t have a fever.

One Response

  1. L. Rabadons

    That stain at the bottom of the can is indicative of the overall staining power of that stuff. I just had some this morning and got it on my fingers while hot. Even with a hot water and soap scrub my fingers are obviously stained.


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