Tip: Borrow a Roasting Pan (or Lend Yours Out)

A while ago, Emma asked about buying the best roasting pan for holiday cooking, and it made us think, "What kind of roasting pan do we have? And where is that thing?" We use it so infrequently, we're not even sure. And then we had an idea...

We actually got it out (from it's home waaaay back in a top cabinet) to roast some turkey legs to make gravy (more on that tomorrow). While they were cooking, a friend came over and told us how she's making Thanksgiving dinner for family but is roasting pan-less.

Well, we're in charge of everything but the turkey on Thursday, so we offered to lend her our roasting pan. Why hadn't we thought of that before? Roasting pans can be expensive (although they don't have to be) and most people only use them a few times a year. It makes sense that you might borrow one when you need it, like renting a carpet cleaner or a moving van.

And if you've got one in the depths of your own kitchen cabinets that you're not using, offer it to friends. You never know who may be planning a trip to the department store tomorrow on a last-minute dash to buy one.

Related: How Are You Cooking Your Turkey?

(Image: All-Clad Stainless Steel Roaster with Rack, $199.99 at Williams-Sonoma)