Originally Posted by suzyQ3
Okay, this is a really dumb question. Up to this point in the thread, I thought "plating" meant arranging the food on individual plates and bringing those plates to the table. That seemed to me what VeraBlue meant. That's what I do, more because I find it easier and also because putting out platters and bowls takes up space.
But here you're saying that if you don't have enough plates, you serve family style. So you must have a different concept of plating. Or have I totally misunderstood?
no, plating is what you thought it was.... sorry to confuse. by not having enough plates, i meant not having enough porcelin plates which i like to use to plate my food...
when i say family style i mean i just throw a big bowl of say mashed potatoes out there with a big platter of meat and people just serve themselves.