Sunday, April 7, 2013
Reusable Buffet Markers
I love buffets and potluck dinners, but it's nice knowing exactly what food you are scooping on your plate.
Is this rice and cheese?
Is this chicken or turkey?
Is this gluten free?
Which one has the mushrooms in the stuffing?
You know the drill...
I enjoy surprises as much as the next person, but I have discovered a fun and simple way to mark your buffet items. This will take the guess work out for your company and add a little character to the table. I am going to use this during our Easter celebrations, but I think it would also make a fun addition to a Mother's Day Brunch, Spring Bridal Shower, or a Summer Picnic.
I used metal garden markers that I scored at a garage sale last year. I didn't know what I was going to do with them at the time, but I finally found a purpose. I took a dry erase marker and wrote the names of the dishes on them and labeled the gluten free ones. If I made a mistake, I just wiped off the writing and tried again.
I stuck them in the casserole dishes and I was done. No more surprises at this buffet! After the dishes were all cleared- I washed the stakes in sudsy water. They are waiting to be used again and again.
Do you have any unique ways to use garden markers?