Your meal isn't complete and ready for enjoyment until it's served up on a plate! How you choose to serve meals on ordinary days and when you're entertaining can impact your cleanup routine and your overall dining experience. On those occasions where you want to simplify cleanup, paper plates are an ideal choice for mealtime, and Walgreens has a wide assortment of paper plate options to help you stock up on disposable dinnerware.
Convenient Options for Everyday Meals
When you're trying to stick to a hectic schedule and still enjoy nutritious home-cooked meals, you may feel as if there just isn't enough time to wash dishes after you've eaten. Paper plates are the perfect option for those times when you want to be able to eat and then get on to the other activities of your day. After eating your quick meal, you can just throw the paper plates away, reducing the number of items that you'll have to load into the dishwasher or wash in the sink.
Entertaining with Ease
Paper plates are often used at parties, particularly large get-togethers where many people will be consuming food. Placing paper plates beside a buffet or hors d'oeuvres spread allows people to take a clean plate each time they get food to keep conditions sanitary and appealing. Once the party has come to an end, paper plates can easily be gathered in trash bags, giving you less to clean up.
How to Shop for Paper Plates
There are many types of paper plates available, so you'll want to carefully consider your needs to ensure you get the perfect disposable plate solution. Plates differ in their size. Large dinner plates intended to hold entrees and several sides are typically between 9 and 11 inches in diameter, while smaller plates for desserts, appetizers and finger foods usually measure between 5 and 7 inches. Plates also differ in their appearances and come in both plain and decorative colored and patterned forms. A final difference to consider is the strength of the plates. Ordinary paper plates are flimsier and are best used for drier foods that will be consumed at a table. Thick or heavy-duty plates can hold wetter foods and are better for situations where people will be mingling with their plates in hand.