For the most part I place the evening's offerings into serving bowls or onto plates. It is actually more rare for me to leave a pot on the stove with a spoon in it and say, "help yourself." Is it because of the way I grew up? Is it habit now and just how I think dinner should be?
Recently I bought a simple, plain white rectangular serving platter and it has become my new favorite table accessory.
One Sunday dinner was roast chicken with broccolini:
Another Sunday dinner was a pot roast with onions served with asparagus:
What's your system? Do you serve from the stove? Make plates? Eat from a take out container or go out for diner? How do you feel Fed Well? For me, happiness was found with a reduced/discounted price $5.00 platter.