I just learned this trick from my mother-in-law over the Christmas break and it has changed my life! (Sorry. That might seem a bit dramatic, but I swear I mean it genuinely). Why?
1. It is a “green” solution because it involves reusing something that would otherwise be thrown away.
2. It makes NO MESS for a cooking task I do at least twice a month.
Many recipes suggest you use waxed paper around chicken when you pound it, but I find it usually breaks and I end up with raw chicken juice flying everywhere. And that does NOT work well for a mom cooking with baby close by. *There are days when I can prep dinner during his afternoon nap, but those days are rare sweet treasures from the mommy gods, so this is super helpful on my “non-blessed” days.
Hope you give it a try and that it changes your life too.;-)