|We've all heard the expression, Blue plate special, and we all know what it means...the "special" of the day.
But...what does the blue plate mean? At one time, were specials served on blue plates?
|Interesting question. I didn't know for sure, so I looked it up.
|From the above website (since if anyone is like me, I like being fed answers )
The origin and explanation of the phrase are not clear. Kevin Reed says that "during the Depression, a manufacturer started making plates with separate sections for each part of a meal—like a frozen dinner tray—it seems that for whatever reason they were only available in the color blue."
| Thanks, Jo! I was just in a hurry and didn't bring it over. Either that or I was too lazy. |
|debcram wrote: |
We've all heard the expression, Blue plate special, and we all know what it means...
never heard of that saying before, well not here anyway.
|That's pretty interesting actually!!! I never even thought of it until you mentioned that....
|How funny because I used to work at Bob's Big Boy when I was young and we would actually serve specials on those plates that are white but have the pictures in blue on them. Sort of like the chinese plates.|