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Fragment from our Household Operating Manual

a fragment from our Household Operating Manual is here:

Elegance Level definition
E4: Dining in Dining room with fresh cooked food
E3: Dining in Kitchen with fresh cooked food
E2: Dining in Kitchen with "original" leftovers
E1: Dining in Kitchen with "storebought" leftovers
E0: Dining in front of TV set for sporting events

Plate Service
E4: "Heirloom" dinner, salad, & dessert plates
E3, E2, E1, E0: Regular plates, salad served on same plates, no dessert served

Beverage Service
E4: Wine in wine glasses, water in water glasses with ice; water pitcher on table
E3: optional Wine in wine glasses - generally left from prior occasion;
if no cocktails before dinner: beer glasses on table, beer bottles on table;
if no beer: water in water glasses with ice; water bottle on table
E2, E1: water in plastic glasses, water bottle on table
E0: water in plastic glasses, water bottle on tray

Bread Service
E4, E3: Fresh bread required, unsalted butter in butter dish
E2, E1: If fresh bread, unsalted butter in butter dish
if not fresh bread, bread is toasted, butter optional, but usually always served in E2
E4, E3, E2, E1: loaf of bread nearby on bread board for extra slices
E0: not fresh bread, no butter, no bread loaf available

Napkin Service
E4: cloth napkins
E3, E2, E1, E0: paper napkins

Meal Cooking and Cleanup
E4, E3: person who shops, cooks
E4, E3: person who cooks puts away uneaten food, other person does dishes
E2, E1, E0: person who sets up, puts away uneaten food and puts dirty dishes in sink; dishes get washed only at breakfast by whoever gets up second
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