Today, I’m grateful for parchment paper.
I know. You were probably expecting something a little more meaningful from my life than parchment paper. And sometime in the next 22 days, I’ll deliver something a little more meaningful than my favorite baking supplies.
But tonight, it’s parchment paper. And here’s why…
You know that feeling towards the end of the day? How you feel after making dinner, serving dinner, and cleaning up after dinner. How you feel after making 3 desserts, strategically storing them so they won’t be eaten before you can photograph tomorrow, and trying to wrap up your post for the day?
How you feel after an hour and a half of waiting outside in the cold to vote, followed by hours of political analysis, and a nail biting election?
And you just don’t want to do any more dishes ever again??
And then you remember that you used parchment paper and there are no dishes waiting for you.
I’m a tiny bit tired and lazy most of the time. Which is why I decided to make these empanadas baked, and not fried (like Taco Bell makes theirs). Don’t worry, I’m not making them any healthier (it’s pie crust!), but I’m making it a lot less messy and a lot less effort.