I was on a cookie and sweet bread-baking mission Saturday. The treats are now wrapped and bundled in our freezer for use throughout the holiday season.

A discussion with my husband as to which of the treats to designate for an upcoming party soon went to how to transport the goodies to our hostess. I was given a cookie plate a few years ago that I’m quite fond of, and that idea made sense. The question was: where to find something like that this year.

I went to Dollar Tree on Telegraph Rd. in Monroe, and my problem was solved. That store has a huge collection of holiday-themed and silver-colored trays and plates; in addition to paper boxes, paper bags and plastic tubs that also can be used to package and deliver homemade goodies.

And of course, everything is $1.

I picked out two of this design and may get a couple more. For as inexpensive as these are, it makes sense to just have some ready to go in my kitchen:

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