Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pretty, Please???

I have found myself dreaming of "prettier" things lately. I know, I know, I have been all aflutter lately talking about it, but it simply is the truth.

Changing the habit is the simpliest way to make things better. My family generally eats off of cheap plastic plates (found on Walmart clearance, of course) seven days a week. We got into this habit when our children were much younger and accident prone. Now that all but one of our children are teens, and the baby is now way beyond being a baby, it was still just a part of our lives.

Lately, I have realized that we can certainly eat off of the nicer dishes. So what if one breaks? They are doing nothing but taking up room on my shelves. They are no more useful on that shelf than they are broken in the trash. But, as of a week later, the whole set remains in tact.

Simplisticly, changing from a plastic to a glass plate makes meals better. It means that we are actually taking the time to enjoy our meal, not just the food set upon the table. There is something so great about a Sunday meal, why not put that much attention on the table every day? No, the food may not take hours to prepare, it may only take 30 minutes, but the effort for using those same dishes is the same. It all comes down to a frame of mind.

Cheap and Easy vs. Elegant and Easy
It really is a no brainer! And yes, this really is working for me! For more Works for Me Wednesday tips, go on over to Rocks in My Dryer.


Veggiemomof2 said...

I like Corelle dishes because they are cheap, light, pretty & they are fairly break resistant. AND they are available at Walmart, Kmart, Target, most stores.

Mrs. H. said...

I use Corelle, too, but I compromise. Plastic for the kidlets, and glass for me and dh. The plastic plates are also divided, which is helpful when you have a couple of kids who can stand for their food to touch. :)

Memarie Lane said...

amen on the corelle disges. i have managed to break a couple though. i also use the plastic divided plates for the kids.