I've been lax and complacent about my household dishware for a long time.
Yes, I collect eclectic plates. Yes, I have several settings of "grownup" dishes.
Ew. Tiresome and repetitive. Boring.
This is my new love: A gathering of four different-colored shallow bowls, hideously wide and fantastically "Alice in Wonderland." Eat me!
Today. A goat meat stew cooked with slightly acidic green tomatoes (they will not ripen; they've had their chance; off with their heads!). Seasonings of backyard mild chili pepper, garlic, onion, cumin. Splash of red wine and a blurp of chicken broth (liquidiness was needed). Cooked pink beans.
My serving was placed in a misty blue bowl. So pretty.
And, the food was really good. Thanks, Cranky.