I eat a lot of eggs and I absolutely LOATHE doing egg dishes even when the dishwasher is working, so I decided to try an experiment.
I've been watching a lot of Cutthroat Kitchen lately - my newest Food Network addiction, so maybe that's how this nutty idea snuck into my brain.
I decided I was going to try cooking eggs on parchment paper!
I have one of these double burner griddles:
I cracked the eggs in there and BOOM - those eggs fried BEAUTIFULLY!! Here they are partly done.
I don't know if it was just that the parchment paper effectively lowered the temperature just a bit or what, but these were some of the most perfectly cooked eggs I've ever made - not ONE brown crunchy spot on the whole thing! When they were done, they slid right off the paper and onto my sandwich. Talk about lifechanging.
THEN I got cocky. I tore off a big piece of parchment that covered the whole griddle, twisted the corners, and I cooked BACON!! With no pan to clean!!
Then I made a whole pan full of MIGAS, which I made into breakfast tacos - about two week's worth, and popped them in the freezer.
I am forever transformed! You can thank me when YOU try it.
Will I go back to my old ways when the dishwasher gets fixed? I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT.
Now - SQUIRREL - I had this stamp set sitting on my desk taunting me this week. Someone on Etsy had made a die that cut out those little squirrels from Nuts About You - I bought it and was dying to stick tiny, die-cut squirrels all over everything! I also wanted to play in Kathleen's Fault in Our Stars Hope You Can Cling To challenge.
So I stamped two of them in Baked Brown Sugar, die cut them and then added some shading with a Derwent Inktense pencil.
The woodgrain embossing folder and the silver glimmer paper finished it off. The teeny heart is from the Hearts Border Punch.
Now even though this card is all cute and romantic, to me that squirrel on the right looks like she is sort of DEMANDING that acorn. I feel like there will be consequences if she doesn't get it!
I've never had an acorn, so she may know something I don't.
But parchment paper cooking? I AM nuts about you.