Are you as picky about plates, glasses and heavy-weighted knives as you are about food?
My favourite glasses have thick, heavy bottoms. I don’t like a deep bowl for cold cereal, but I choose it for oatmeal. And I hate to have a small fork for dinner: rice, pasta, fish, salad… I need a regular fork. If it’s not a tiny dish, I don’t want a tiny utensil.
There are plenty of matching dishes at my house, but there are also many that don’t belong as a set. So when anyone reaches in the cabinet, there’s usually a choice to make. I put yogurt in a small mug, eaten with a smallish spoon; my husband uses a soup spoon, which I can’t understand. And there is a stack of plates that I hear a fingernails-on-a-chalkboard sound when toast is on them, so I refuse to put toast on those plates.
When my friend and I make cappuccinos together, I pick the smallest mug, or maybe a teacup, while she always picks a tall, heavy mug.
And jars as glasses is a trend I can’t get behind; I hate the extra thick drinking edge, and can’t help but fell that sauce or pickles would be better suited in the jar than iced tea. Even with a red-and-white-striped paper straw.
The last time my niece was visiting for dinner, she helped to set the table. My son warned her that I will be upset if she gives me a small fork, but she said she’d be upset with the large one.
Where do you stand on this? Particular, don’t care, never thought about it?