A Giving Plate Giveaway!!

APRIL 16, 2024  /  KELLI NAPOTNIK  / 

A Giving Plate Giveaway!!
Sharing meals among friends and loved ones is an outward extension of the love we have for each other and the friendships we cultivate. Often, the recipes we share have stories behind them. When you bring a meal to someone, you are not just bringing a plate of food, but part of yourself!
Several months ago, our team member, Nadia, shared a creative way of sharing a meal that I loved and wanted to recreate. A giving plate is a memorable way to share food between friends and family. Use it to transport your favorite meal and leave the plate for the recipient to pass on. It keeps the cycle of giving going and is a sweet way to bless another friend with a meal or treat!
When I was looking for an oven safe plate to make my own giving plate, I discovered a beautiful watercolor giving plate made from melamine at my local thrift store! My son was shopping with me, not too excited to be in the thrift store with me. When I saw it, I may have given a shout of joy at its discovery! I was able to find both an oven safe plate to make my own, and this beautiful giving plate that I want to send to one of you! Stay tuned at the end of this post for the GIVEAWAY details!
I love the thoughtfulness and creativity behind a giving plate. To make your own, follow these simple step-by-step instructions.
  • White ceramic plate, pie plate or casserole dish (microwave, oven and dishwasher safe)
  • Sharpie marker (oil based)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Q-Tips
  • Painters tape (optional)
DIRECTIONS Adapted from Do Dodson Designs:
  • Wash the plate and then use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to remove any oil residues.
  • Using painters tape, tape off sections for a guide to keeping your writing straight. I like the look of natural writing, so I wasn't too worried about everything being perfect. Sometimes the ink can fade while baking, so make sure you write boldly, or go over the letters a second time with your marker.
  • Don't worry, if you make any mistakes, use the Q-tip and rubbing alcohol to remove the error. You'll want to act as quickly as possible!
  • To set the writing so that it becomes permanent, you will need to "bake" your plate in the oven. To do this, simply place the plate in the cool oven, then set to 425 degrees and bake for one hour. Once finished, turn off the oven and allow the plate to completely cool before removing. To maintain the longevity of your giving plate, hand wash under cold water and air dry.
I love how mine turned out!

A Giving Plate Giveaway!!

If you are unable to make your own giving plate, you can purchase one to use and pass along like the one I found here.
***So, now for the GIVEAWAY details! I'd LOVE to send one of you the beautiful, melamine Giving Plate I purchased AND an order of three dozen delicious cookies from our store!
To enter the GIVEAWAY, simply comment under the Giving Plate Giveaway post on Facebook or Instagram, or respond to this blog post and mention a friend you are thankful for and why!

A Giving Plate Giveaway!!

A Giving Plate Giveaway!!

#1: Making a charcuterie box is so fun, and there are so many different things you can include. Deliver this to someone's doorstep as a gift, or include it with a meal!
#2: These mini letters of love are such a neat extra to include with a meal or for your kid's lunch each day. This little booklet only costs $10 on Amazon. It's an affordable and easy way to show someone you are thinking of them!
#3: These Hoya Heart plants, with their green, heart-shaped leaves, make for a perfect addition when taking a meal. If long vines covered with big green hearts weren't already sweet enough, they're also easy to maintain and can be placed in almost any room.
#4: If you love the Starbucks Lemon Loaf, you'll love this moist, delicious Lemon cake! This easy-to-make recipe is loaded with delicious lemon flavor and topped with a fantastic lemon frosting.
Don't have Instagram? Click here for the recipe!
#5: When you take someone a meal, you are showing them that you love, support, and care for them. Here's some food for thought for you to consider why taking someone a meal is so meaningful.

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Welcome! We're thrilled you stopped by. Our own joys and sorrows have taught us that a well-timed meal delivered by a friend is one of the best gifts imaginable. In this space, we share our favorite recipes to take to friends, meal-taking tips, and other ways to care for those who are dear to you.

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