After visiting the cider mill (see last post) I went out and found a favorite dinnerware line, Mikasa Potters Art.
Thirty years ago, there was another "green" trend in the marketplace. One of the results was the Potters Art line by Mikasa. This is heavy dinnerware with a handmade look and feel. The dinnerplates, for example, are almost 11 inches in diameter, with rims that help keep the food, especially dishes with sauces or dressings, where want them... on the plate!
Ben Seibel, well-known mid-20th century designer, has his name on this ware. The shapes of pieces like sugar bowls and cups are distinctive, with lots of flair.
We like these plates for a dish that hits the spot when the weather turns colder. We call it chicken and noodles "Hoosier style," because it's homey and filling.
Just simmer some chicken legs in salted water for about an hour. Then take them out, filter the broth and return it to the pot. Use this to cook some noodles. Meanwhile, take the chicken off the bone and return it to the pot. Serve over mashed potatoes.
This is the kind of meal to have for lunch, then spend the afternoon splitting wood, raking leaves, or running the dogs half way across the county. Potters Art is a hearty line of dinnerware, to enjoy on a casual, rustic or Adirondack table setting.by