Cedar Grilling Planks Make Affordable, Environmentally-Friendly Party Plates

'Tis the season for all sorts of parties, and -- while I love throwing a seasonal soiree or two -- I do not enjoy washing and endless stream of little plates. Paper plates don't feel that special, and plastic is little wasteful, but cedar grilling planks make great little serving boards for apps and desserts.

Not only are they affordable and eco-friendly (and make good fireplace fuel), but they have a certain rustic charm that make for a super cute presentation. They also add just a touch of smoky flavour, which can serve as a nice foil to super sweet desserts. Honestly though, my favourite thing about them is that I can just chuck 'em in the fire when I'm done with them. I love throwing things in the fire.

A Budget Alternative to Dessert Plates [The Kitchn ] Photo by Sharon Chen.


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    Honestly though, my favourite thing about them is that I can just chuck 'em in the fire when I'm done with them. Another LH/Giz link that does not cross the Pacific very well.
    The link in the article is to Amazon where these things work out around US$1 each. Look at web sites ending in .au and one finds that Bunny's has them for around AU$6 ea and a few other places (BCF, etc) run at $10~$15 each.
    I don't know about you, but I'm unlikely to be having a soiree for 6, then just throwing $95 worth of hugely overpriced offcuts into the BBQ.
    YMMV.

    How on earth is a product that is used one time and then burnt eco friendly?
    ......."I can just chuck 'em in the fire when I'm done with them. I love throwing things in the fire"
    This is bizarre!

    Am I the only one who is sick of being served food on things that aren't plates?

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