Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Twenty-nine

Last night as I was yukking it up over the grossly misnamed "Daddy Pizza," Dadguy was in fact cooking himself a nasty-ghastly with cheese. The thing about these pizzas... apparently you are supposed to just chuck them in the oven, the bottom of the food item resting directly on the rack. Dadguy claims this makes the crust too crunchy and prefers them to be cooked to a state of melty overdone-ness on a cookie sheet. My issue with this method it it leaves a carbonized ring of cement-a-crud that requires two days of soaking and three S.O.S. pads to remove from the sheet.

This is only a slight exaggeration.

A few months ago I invested in a roll of parchment paper, the kind that hoity-toity chefs use under their cookies to keep them from sticking. Dadguy razzed me about the purchase a little... But I figure that $1.89 purchase will save me at least it's own cost in scrubbing pads, to say nothing of having scabby cookie sheets laying about my kitchen for twelve hours at a shot, whilst soaking in preparation for their scrubbing. Not to mention the actual scrubbing.

Well, apparently Dadguy remembered the parchment. The cookie sheet? Sparkly clean, and this is reason #2097 why I love that man.

6 comments:

elizasmom said...

Dude, parchment paper RULES!
I use it everywhere. Recently, I had to make a layer cake but didn't have two spring form pans. So I poured in half the batter, put in a circle of parchment paer, and poured in the rest. The surface was a little wobbly when I pried the two layers apart, but since they were inside the cake, no one noticed. I told a friend who is a cook this, though, and I think I made him cry a little.

Anonymous said...

I love parchment paper! And garage sales. My parents found a commercial size box of parchment paper, brand new, at a g. sale and gave it to me. I don't see an end to it in sight, but if I ever do run out, I will have to talk to my former boss (a caterer) about getting another box.

I never bake cookies without it! It's great under baked chicken pieces or pork chops, too.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to try this parchment paper thing...

Mama D said...

Good job Dadguy!!

JD said...

OHHH aWWWWWH a man with a memory..... Those are in high demand this Christmas season. Ranking right up there with tickle me elmo 2. You are one lucky gal to have Dadguy.

Fantastagirl said...

Wow - it works? Seriously? Who knew...may have to get me some of that stuff. Can I get it at that store I despise?