And not just for dinner… for all meals. I mean dressing the table for meals.
I know, you’ll all think I’m crazy. I know my neighbours do. I just like to have the table looking nice for all meals.
I don’t mean, all formal, with the linen tablecloth and napkins… that I will do for special occasions, and was why I wanted a house with a diningroom.
For everyday eating in the kitchen, I do, however, like nice place settings and serving bowls. Even when eating al fresco or having a picnic….. it needs to look nice.
There is a saying that ‘we eat with our eyes’. If that’s the case not only should the food look good, but the way it is presented needs to please us too.
Even if it is just the two of us sitting down to eat, the table must be set properly with the right cutlery, and the correct drinking glasses …. and candles, of course. Yes, I will have the fish knives and forks, the dinner knives and forks, the dessert cutlery, the white wine and red wine glasses.
Nice serving bowls, the correct cutlery and the right drinking glasses are important.
Am I the only one who thinks like this?
I’m often told I’m creating wash-up!!!! But hey, we have a dishwasher.
And maybe I am creating work, but if you’ve got the nice things why not use them? I don’t usually put what I classify as the ‘good’ drinking glasses in the dishwasher but I came across this product recently…. glass protector. Now I want to get hold of this and give it a shot. I love their explanations for the ‘cloudy’ look…. think we can blame hard water.
Nor do I put the ‘good’ serving bowls in the dishwasher so there is always an element of hand-washing involved.
Maybe you all think I’m crazy? Am I? Do you dress your table for dinner?
Disclaimer: Finish.ie sent me some of their products to try.