As Mom aged, her appetite waned so she tended to eat small portions of meals more often during the day. A half of a sandwich (sometimes just a quarter) and a bit of tomato soup was all she’d want for lunch most of the time.
I discovered that part of getting her to eat more was to make the dishes more appetizing and prettier. I worked hard on presentation; just a sprig of parsley on top of a muffin tin sized chicken pot pie was enough to get her eating.
And, serving her meals on a beautiful melanine tray went a long way toward keeping her eating.
The below soup and sandwich plates are very pretty and very functional. The bottom plate serves as a tray to, hopefully, catch the drips from the soup. Well, it’s a theory.
And, on that subject, why not add an Adult Meal Protector (please don’t call them bibs…) to save yourself some washing after a meal.
Soup and Sandwich Plates On Amazon.com
These are some of the prettiest soup and sandwich plates I could find. I particularly love the first link below as the Botanic Garden design was one of my Mom’s favorites.
ThePortmeirion Botanic Garden Soup and Sandwich SetKOVOT Ceramic Soup And Sandwich Tray SetSpode Christmas Tree Soup and Sandwich SetYedi Houseware CC533 Botero Soup and Cracker/Sandwich Tray, Dark Grey and YellowLG Stylish 4-piece Soup & Sandwich Set Butterfly- Turquoise BlueLenox Butterfly Meadow Soup & Sandwich 2 piece setMikasa French Countryside Soup and Snack SetPfaltzgraff Winterberry Snack SetMikasa English Countryside Snack Set
Soup And Cracker Sets
If a sandwich isn’t in the cards, serve a side of crackers with that bowl of steaming soup. These bowls hold just the right amount.
If your elderly loved one is more of a soup and crackers person, here’s a few nice bowls that serve that purpose perfectly.
Soup and Cracker Mug or Cereal BowlBIA 402453+767 Cracker and Soup Bowl, 15-Ounce, Red and WhiteSet of 2 Cream and Red Stoneware Soup & Side Bowls by Unique’s ShopBIA Cordon Bleu White Porcelain 15 ounce Soup Cracker Bowl – Set of 2Gift Included- Blue/Green Set of 2 Stoneware Soup & Side Bowls + FREE Bonus 23 oz Water Bottle byHomecricketFull-Sized Soup and Side, Chip and Dip, Soup and Cracker Bowl Set, Set of 3
OK, I’ve never even thought of a pistaschio bowl when Mom and I sat around, night after night, eating nuts. The shells always got mixed in and, somehow, she always got the last nut. These bowls holds both the nuts and the shells. Very cool.
Kody Double Dish for Pistachios, Peanuts, Edamame, Cherries, Nuts, Fruits, Candies, Snacks Plastic Serving Dishes and Bowls (Cherry Red)Wowly Pistachio Bowl – Double Dish Nut Bowl with Pistachios Shell Storage – GreenFaSoLa Double Dish Nut Bowl with Pistachios Shell Storage (Green)Multifunction Pistachio Nut Bowl Fruit Pit Snack Candy Double Dish Plastic Kitchenware 1pc (Pink)Home and Above 2 Piece Bowl and Drainer Set Holds Fruit, Nuts, Candy, Salads. Drainer/Strainer Nests Inside Large Bowl for Easy Wash and ServeGodinger Pistachio Dish, 6.00Lx3.75Wx3.50H