I like to cook. I am a seat-of-the-pants cook, which means I often throw open the fridge, behold the ingredients within, and then type some of those things into Google along with “recipe” and take whatever it gives me and cross my fingers as I head back to the kitchen.
Oftentimes I’ll be cruising along with a recipe and it will say “line the pan with parchment paper” and I’ll think “Parchment paper? Who has that laying around?” And I continue on without it. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it, uh, doesn’t.
But rather that just buy some parchment paper, being me, I’ll first try some for free. That way I’ll know whether I should buy some. Or something.