"Grandma Lynn had used the good plates to serve her trademark Stouffer's frozen ziti and Sara Lee frozen cheesecake."
Baked ziti
Creative Commons AttributionBaked ziti - Credit: Tobias Chaud

Frozen ready meals hit the shelves in the USA in the 1950s, providing convenient, fast food. Stouffer's and Sara Lee are big global brand names, still popular today.

Cheesecake
Creative Commons AttributionCheesecake - Credit: Martin van Dam

Ziti are a type of penne (tubular pasta).

 

For a home-cooked alternative, try these recipes:

Baked Ziti

Blueberry Cheesecake