When I got married I registered for and received a set of simple white porcelain dinnerware. I had this romantic notion that the plain white would let the food on the plate take center stage. And the plain white would go with any kitchen color scheme I used in the future (back then we thought we were into deep red).
Okay, let’s get real…I do not cook anything worthy of commanding center stage on a dinner plate and I certainly don’t plate my food for optimal presentation like at a restaurant. Any romantic notions of fancy dinners went right out the window with the practicality of the porcelain plates when the babies came along. Pretty soon our dinner table was a mish mash of porcelian plates, plastic kiddie bowls, and sippy cups.
After 7 years of marriage, several chipped or broken pieces, and learning that porcelain is not microwave safe (oops…made for more cracked bowls), we decided it was time for a change. The requirements for our new everyday dinnerware were:
- Easily replaced
- Kid-friendly (which includes dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe)