When he came down, she set the plate before him.
When she set the plate in front of him, he looked up at her.
He set the plate in front of her, began to fill one for himself.
She set her plate atop the one in his hand.
She set the plate down again, hard, and headed back to the kitchen.
Since she seemed to be through eating, he set the plate on the coffee table.
She set his plate down, gave him a dubious look, then started away.
Setting her plate aside, she stood in front of him.
She set the plate aside, then headed for the front door.
They shook hands after Ryan set his plate on a table.