I love my individual serving dishes! Plain or fancy, oven to table, or for single portions, condiments, or dips, individual serving dishes have endless uses.
These cute little blue ones are oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. They are perfect for breaking down larger recipes, like pot pies, casseroles, or desserts, into single portions. They were a little on the pricey side, at $20.00 for four, but to me they were worth every penny.
The clear glass pyrex style custard cups are a little less forgiving in use. Although they are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe, they can shatter when rapidly transferred from cold to hot, hot to cold, or placed on a wet surface when hot. They do cost half as much, though. I use them most often to serve small amounts of condiments and dips or individual puddings. They also come in handy for advanced prep of recipe ingredients, such a chopped vegetables or seasoning mixes.
Individual serving dishes are just that. They serve individual portions of individual attention.