Don’t throw out the pan until you’ve tried this!

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This morning I was just about to throw out a perfectly good baking sheet because I didn’t want to scare my Thanksgiving company. I loved that pan, but it had turned practically black from many hours of baking – and sometimes, burning – bread, cookies and pizza. After scrubbing it vigorously with a Brillo pad, I hardly made a dent, so I fell back on one of man’s greatest discoveries – baking soda..

I made a solution of hot, hot water, baking soda and ordinary dishwashing liquid. I poured it in the pan let it soak for 30 minutes and saw some of the old shine return. I repeated the process and look at it now. I bet a 3rd soaking would completely remove the remainder of burned on grease. Ah, heck. It looks good enough for my company.

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Speaking of Thanksgiving, the following poem was sent by Yvonne Thaxton – we don’t know who wrote it, but we sure can relate to the theme.

Thanksgiving wish

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

One thought on “Don’t throw out the pan until you’ve tried this!

  1. Hey, another one of your tips I’ve gotta try. I’ve got two “scarey” pans. Thanks!!!
    Paula

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