Wrap Place Settings in Parchment Paper
Parchment paper does double duty at the table: It makes an elegant place-setting wrap (who doesnt love paper packages tied up with string?) that unfurls to become a no-muss, no-fuss place mat. Tear off a 16-inch piece and lay it down against the curl, so when its untied it wont roll up over the chicken piccata. When dinners done, crumple the paper and toss.