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The modern dinner plate measures between 10 and 11 inches in diameter. The dinner plate is used more frequently than any other plate, holding the main course for each meal, no matter how formal.


Some quick and simple dinner ideas are Thai Chicken with Carrot-Ginger Salad and Orzo with Chicken, Corn and Green Beans. Both of these recipes are also highly rated by readers of Food Network and Martha Stewart.


According to the Etiquette Scholar, there are 12 standardized plate types in use as of 2014. Some of these plates are used for daily meals while others are reserved for special occasions. Most dinnerware sets don't include all 12 types.


Plate service, also called American service, is a name for a type of service where food is prepared and pre-portioned in the kitchen of a restaurant. The food is then served to patrons on plates by a waiter.


Plates move because of gravity, which is the main driving force behind plate tectonics. Another reason why plates move is due to convection.


A chili burger with buttered corn on the cob is a fast and easy dinner option. Another fast dinner meal is pepper steak with potatoes.


Some easy recipes for dinner from the Pillsbury website are tasty taco soup and the Grands! pepperoni pizza bake. Both recipes are among the site's top rated and use fairly simple ingredients.


For Christmas dinner, try baking a turkey and making some popular dishes commonly seen at Thanksgiving. For a unique twist on classic Christmas poultry, create a Christmas turducken – a turkey with a duck roasted inside it. Include some side dishes with a variety of complementary flavors.


Dinner for the French might consist of bouillabaisse (fish or seafood soup), cheese, foie gras, mushrooms, cassoulet stew or beef bourguignon. There are many recipes and delicacies in France that are specific to certain regions.


Thank-you notes for dinner are notes written to a host thanking him for a meal at his home or for one that he hosted at a restaurant. A note is required even after extending verbal appreciation.