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Old 09-13-2014, 11:08 PM   #21
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:13 PM   #22
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Aren't you two the ones with the heart pattern on the Corelle ...... absolutely a visual ....very cute .

We also use Corelle ....red to go with the graphics.......
Why, yes they are. What a great memory you have, Gabi. Heck, I never even knew you saw them.

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The plate colour is not quite true in this photo, as ours are a light cream colour. Thinking about this more, I think we bought these in about 1992.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #23
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Went shopping in my basement 'til I found my old set (mid 70's) of Corelle Old Town Blue. Using that and love it!

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They are both nice .... love the charm of the hearts and the contrast of white with dark !
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Why, yes they are. What a great memory you have, Gabi. Heck, I never even knew you saw them.

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The plate colour is not quite true in this photo, as ours are a light cream colour. Thinking about this more, I think we bought these in about 1992.
Well ......I was admiring them at the rally supper !
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Hi: All...Corelle too!!! Solid white with a solid Cobalt blue stripe or two around the rim. We found luncheon plates to match at the factory store in downtown Corning NY. Complete set + lunch plates... and haven't broke one yet. Alf
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Well ......I was admiring them at the rally supper !
Ah right! My remembry is failing a bit.
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We're in the Corelle camp too. Had a set when we camped years ago but where they went who knows, so when outfitting "Escape Hatch" this spring found some on sale at Canadian Tire and chose with red and grey swirls so then decided red would be a colour throughout. Beth found some great red "moose" cushions at French River, ON which sort of match our duvet with red and yellow cartoon like moose.

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Old 09-14-2014, 11:27 PM   #29
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Another Corelle user here. Everyone in the family thinks we're crazy not to use paper plates; however, I prefer eating on dinnerware that's not soggy. I love the look and feel of Corelle and the fact my food tastes better ... ha, ha.

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P.S. I ordered mine on-line but found the same set at our local KMart ... go figure.
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Another Corelle user here. Everyone in the family thinks we're crazy not to use paper plates; however, I prefer eating on dinnerware that's not soggy.
I am strongly in this camp too. I really don't care to use paper plates for anything.

As far as time savings, I think using real plates is actually faster. You need dishwater for pots and pans, utensils, or whatever. It takes but a couple seconds to wash a plate, and the same to dry. Corelle has to be the best stuff to clean off, as it is so smooth, nothing sticks. Compare that with paper plates, and having to remember to stock up, they take up storage space, your garbage fills up faster requiring more dumping, but if you burn them you have to hold them until the fire is lit, and/or take them to the fire.

PLUS, paper plates, and plastic utensils, in my books anyway, are a terrible waste. You can't reuse the plates, and if you are washing the utensils anyway, why not use good flatware?
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Yeah, the waste and amount of trash is what bothers me. We may use paper plates for a large party, simply because we don't have enough plates to go around.
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I use paper plates along with the Corelle. I also have a microwave and that probably makes a difference. A number of my containers are NOT microwave safe, hence the paper plates. But as a single traveler, I don't use a lot of them. Now...paper towels. THAT's a different story! Love those half-sheets.
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That is what we do because we have a microwave also but we prefer to use our own plates if possible
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We prefer washing dishes to paper plates on the road. One challenge for us was getting rid of recycling on the long trip. It seemed like most campsites had aluminium recycling, but that was it. Hopefully, national and state campgrounds will get on board with full recycling programs. Sorry for the detour of the thread!
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I think using paper plates as fire starter is recycling/repurposing .
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It's two weeks until our build sheet gets finalized and we're still fretting a couple of options; but we got the Corelle pattern figured out.

There's only 2 of us camping and we've done our time with plastic. Corelle doesn't seem that decadent.
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I think using paper plates as fire starter is recycling/repurposing .
They are not needed to start a fire, nor do they even work good for that purpose. A half sheet of newspaper will get any fire going. I usually just use wee twigs, split kindling, and maybe a bit of Witches Hair Moss. Well, or a piece of a rocket engine if you invite your nerdy friends along.
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They are not needed to start a fire, nor do they even work good for that purpose. A half sheet of newspaper will get any fire going. I usually just use wee twigs, split kindling, and maybe a bit of Witches Hair Moss. Well, or a piece of a rocket engine if you invite your nerdy friends along.
True, they are not needed as fire starter but they will start a fire (with a match) and that is one way to repurpose a paper plate if being unable to find a recycle container weighs heavy on the mind. It may even be less harmful to the environment then a piece of rocket engine fuel for starting a fire but I don't really know.
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The rocket fuel was a bit on the decadent side. The 6" piece he used was from a rejected engine. This engine, about 3.5" in diameter, and 3-4' long, was worth $1,100 new. Not something you would want to do very often, if you had to actually pay for it.
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They are not needed to start a fire, nor do they even work good for that purpose. A half sheet of newspaper will get any fire going. I usually just use wee twigs, split kindling, and maybe a bit of Witches Hair Moss. Well, or a piece of a rocket engine if you invite your nerdy friends along.
C4 Works well, So does Hex Tabs or Triox tabs , cotton ball with vaseline, save your dryer lint when your home for use to start fires burns nice. etc etc etc :}

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