YOU’VE run out of plates and there’s no way you’re tackling the mountain of washing-up, so you’ll have to improvise. Try these:
The chopping board
It’s fine for food prep, so logically it’s also fine for eating off. They’d serve your food on this in a gastropub and you’d photograph it and put it on Instagram. Counts as classy dining, as does eating off a roof slate.
An ironing board
It’s not just a plate, it’s a table too. Wipe-clean, portable, and if food gets too cold then simply power up the iron and give it a quick extra steam.
The lid of a pizza box
In this era of recycling and sustainability, failing to use a perfectly clean, workable surface like the outer lid of the box from the pizza you had delivered because there weren’t any clean plates yesterday is a crime. Greta Thunberg would definitely do it.
The glass plate from the microwave
It’s an actual plate! And despite it not having been cleaned in four years – no, six – it can’t have any bacteria on because it’s microwaved daily. This is genius, until tomorrow when you need to make McCain Quick Chips.
Your life revolves around it anyway so as a break from sitting with it open watching YouTube, enjoy the variety of closing the lid and eating Birds Eye Crispy Pancakes off the top. If you think you’re better than this, wash up.