Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

This is my first post on "Works For Me Wednesday." I haven't had much to add until this past Sunday I realized I actually HAVE somthing to post on this weekly collection of ideas...

I was making bacon. I usually get a plate, put lots of paper towels on it, and let the bacon grease drain onto the paper towels. This week I was thinking... I don't want to dirty a plate and I don't want to waste a lot of paper towels. That's when it hit me... NEWSPAPER!

So I recycled some newspaper in my kitchen. I took some old newspaper, topped it with ONE paper towel (instead of a bunch) and let the bacon drain on that. The paper towel kept it clean and clear of any ink and the grease seeped into the newspaper. I did not dirty a plate. There was no need. I transferred my leaner bacon into my baking dishes (was making quich'e) and disposed of the newspaper/paper towel.
If you have an idea that "works" for you... stop over at Rocks In My Dryer and share with the rest of us.


MomOnTheGo said...

This is a great tip! It's obviously a good idea, now that you've pointed it out, but I hadn't thought of it before. It would be great when you're camping since you wouldn't have to wash them and you could scrub the pan a bit with crumpled papers before adding water and soap.

Sheila said...

That is a really good idea! I never thought of that before. And I like the idea of scrubbing the grease out of pots with newspaper, too.

I'm not sure if it would work for me when camping because I'm always hoarding newspapers for the fire...but at home, for sure :)

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