Have you ever spent hours preparing a meal (even if it's just a sandwich and a salad) only to get disappointing feedback? Maybe it's not the food - perhaps it's your dinnerware. Start off by using these sassy plates from Oneida that are worth a look:
They also have this tool for creating virtual table settings. It seems a bit limited right now, though. You can only play with a few examples, but the concept is great. Perhaps they might add to this in the future.