SEASON 6 PREMIERE PARTY
WHERE THE HECK IS MY CRAP??
The Dish Dilemma:My regular table ware is... well... it's colorful. I have square plates that have retro flowers on them and this will not do at all for a medieval feast. In 2013 I had this problem and with 13 people to feed I was forced to settle for plain square black plastic plates - I HATED them. On the plus side, it did make clean-up easy, but they were not at all in keeping with the theme. I can legitimately say I have had a dish problem FOR YEARS. It's not acceptable.
So this year, I did a little digging. I turned, once again, to my friends Amazon and Ebay. Amazon had a great option in "sizzling plates" - a search popped up lots and lots of options but these ones seemed to be the most economical at about $10/each. These also do double duty for Fajita night too! I was lucky enough that in my search through eBay I was able to find a better deal - and something that looked more genuine to boot. For $36, I was able to get 6 sizzling plates with the wooden base and free shipping... sure they looked used with the knife marks in them and everything but that is EXACTLY what I was looking for. As time goes on and I expand this little tradition, I will have to find more plates, but at least now, I know what I am looking for! This creates another nagging dilema though.... where to store this stuff.... grr...