Nov. 25, 2011 11:05 am
Updated: Nov. 26, 2011 2:08 pm
Hope everyone had a good meal and some great fellowship yesterday. I know I did. My kids went away to the "in laws" this year, but I was surrounded by many of my nursing friends and their family. Wonderful day. She had so many people (over 20) , that
she used decorative, sturdy paper plates. I think that was smart of her and was grateful when it came time to clean up..pots and pans were a chore alone.
That brings me to sharing a story. My niece is married to a fellow who has 11 brothers and sisters. Needless to say holiday celebrations are a big to do. His late mother solved their dilemma of "paper or china". She went out and bought a set of inexpensive
melmac (think that's the word, you know lightwt. sturdy plastic), in sufficient numbers to serve a crowd. They then wash them up and put them in a rolling suitcase along with any other special items only used for holidays and celebration meals. the suitcase
remains with the host of the current get together and the next person who is going to do the next meal retrieves the suitcase, or it is brought to them that day. I know they still need to be washed, but you can kinda just slam them around. I thought this
was an ingenious idea. I wondered what you all might think of this idea, especially when you have hopefully just gotten through the last dirty dish and have dishpan red hands.