Our Lord's Day dinners are going really well. We love the simple liturgy that we devised the first week and we've really stuck to it. We've often tried to include friends in our Saturday evening meals and we've been happy to show them our new tradition. I haven't always come up with an extra-special meal to serve. Last night was refried beans with fixin's. I make this sort of meal all the time but something about all those bowls on the table makes things feel festive.
I also recently put my domed cake plate to daily use. We almost always have some baked goods around and I've always put them in a ziploc bag on the counter. It doesn't look very nice and things get crumbled when stored that way. And the mice are happy to chew through the plastic bag if there is anything sweet inside. I brought down the cake plate and I now have a beautiful, mouse-proof way to store our food and preserve its structural integrity all at once.