..or...the cracker tray.
The point I am trying to make is this: you can make any meal extra special (and charming, and memorable...) by taking an extra two minutes when preparing the table...or lunch tray...or counter top.
Tonight we were busy, and had planned on both grabbing our own suppers while running errands. It turned out we both ended up home within fifteen minutes of each other...earlier than either of us thought we would.
I grabbed some canned chili outta the pantry (I like Stag Brand myself when I buy canned. I managed to forget the cheddar cheese and diced onions for this quick photo-op. Dang it.) and, while it was heating up in the microwave, I grabbed my thrifted lap trays and corn on the cob holders.
It turns out that stoneware corn on the cob holders are exactly the most perfect sized little individual cracker tray to go along side a big ol' bowl of chili.
On a shoestring.
Gotta love that.