Paper and Plastic are Blessings
When you’ve a large family and no dishwasher, you learn to save yourself a lot of work and use paper plates and plastic throw away silverware. I always look for attractive seasonal paper plates so that I have them on hand when needed.
Years ago I would get out my fine china and crystal glassware for the holidays. Back then we often used cloth napkins too. Whenever we used to buy tablecloths there was usually a set of napkins to match too.
A couple of years ago I did find a Thanksgiving table cloth with paper napkins to match. Now I only have a few of the paper napkins left but the table cloth will come out for years to come.
At the end of season sales you can often find really cheap prices on clearance for many paper products.
Papers cups of all sizes are always available too.
We still have the pots and pans to clean up in the kitchen but at least hours of washing and drying the plates, cups and silverware are now a thing of the past.
Everything at my house is just about set now for next weekend. The joy of having family together makes all the work and preparation I’ve done worthwhile for sure.
I’m off to work as usual this morning
I owe, I owe
It’s off to work I go…
Have a great Monday!