Don't delete this
just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read
I cdnuolt blveiee
taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
Gosh, I don’t think I have used waxed papers in at least decades. I can’t even remember how we used waxed paper. I do remember that in my early adult years I always had it on hand. I have never been much of a baker and I think that might be when it’s mostly used.
Ah so! Thanx for the walk down memory lane. I knew we used waxed paper in the distant past, I just couldn't remember all the ways...I do recall placing it on top of bowls and securing with a rubber band before placing the "leftovers" in the fridge (this was before the common use of inexpensive plastic storage containers and when Tupperware wasn't in the reach of young military folks' finances0. And I know that people who baked cookies (not me of course) used it to put the cookies on to continue cooling after removing from the cookie sheet.Before baggies, Mom wrapped our sandwiches in it for school.
I use it to separate homemade burgers before freezing.
I remember using it to press flowers.
Could have been, I am not a cookie baker beyond the very few times I did the Pillsbury slice and bake method. I purchased my very first roll of parchment paper during the last Christmas season as I did make a couple of batches of chocolate bark and the pretzel/Rolo candy things and the recipes said to bake them on parchment-lined cookie pans.Are sure it wasn’t parchment paper?
Wax paper melts!
Another use: in between layers of Christmas cookies in the tin!