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Friday, April 27, 2012

Run out of foil

I'm making lasagna for dinner tonight.  The instructions say to cover with foil for the first half of baking.  I open the drawer and the foil box is there, but it's empty.  Argh!  Now what?  Okay so I search the kitchen for something to "cover" the baking dish.  Behold, a baking sheet, just the right shape and size for the baking dish.  No need to run out to the store to buy a new box of foil.  Another dollar goes into the jar for our next vacation.  (And the lasagna looks divine! Yum! Time to eat.)

What substitutions do you make that keep you from spending $?

update- June 14
I'm still out of foil. I roasted a turkey two days ago and needed to cover the top so it wouldn't over brown. No foil, but I found a large, square, aluminum foil baking pan, which fit nicely over the top of the turkey. And the bonus of using a baking pan over foil. The foil I can only wash a few times before it starts to fall apart. Whereas, the baking pan can be washed many, many times, and used over, and over, and over, and. . . .


Rachel said...

this is brilliant. i've been trying to think of ways to avoid using/wasting foil. now i have two options, thank to you!

Lili Mounce said...

Hi Rachel,
Well, I can't believe it took me this long to figure out that there are some things that I don't "need" to always have. I hope it's a tip that can be of use. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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