Friday, October 27
Weighing in at 10.5 pounds.... my newest addition. A Le Creuset 5.5 quart round french oven. It will provide a workout just lifting it from the cabinet to the stove.

I have needed had an unnatural affection for coveted really, really wanted one of these since attending a cooking class for soups back in the spring. I've been pretty much like Gollum and the ring..."my precious..." (not so pretty, but true :/). They're on sale for Halloween, so I seized opportunity to snag one.

The color is soooooo "me"...Flame. Yep, that's its official color (which makes me like it all the more). Anyone who likes Caliente for a nail polish color is gonna like this shade for cookware.

I am rather certain anything I cook in this pot is gonna taste 10% better just because. Then again, the 19-year-old wedding Revereware is on it's last leg (literally falling apart), so I think it was okay to rationalize getting a new one.

Soup's on.....y'all come over, ya hear?

  Into the pensieve on Friday, October 27, 2006
  Your thoughts, please (5)

At October 27, 2006, Blogger Pamela said...

Isn't it awful that we put something so important as our cooking food in "early marriage" pots and pans that probably leach junk into the kids growing bodies.

There. You have been justified!

At October 28, 2006, Blogger Claudia said...

OOH...purrty! that is one of my favorite colors too!! I had a roommate whose signature color was blue...she had all sorts of blue stuff...mine was red...from orange-red, rust, and burgundy!! And I love,love love La Creuset. Now that is a pan! Unfortunately, I don't have any...I'll be over you have chocolate cake for desert?

At October 28, 2006, Blogger Susannah said...

This looks wonderful! I would love to have some new cookware. After 28 years of marriage, don't you think it's time? (Actually mine is still in great shape, which is why we haven't replaced it.) On my Christmas wishlist now.

Hey Robin! Since I've had no luck e-mailing you (lol, three times), I'm wondering if you would add this post to the BC Carnival? Title: "Honoring Christ During the Holidays." Thanks much!

At October 28, 2006, Blogger Karmyn R said...

WOW - I like it!!!!! I've seen these and have been tempted, but like you - couldn't justify buying something so pretty when my other pots worked just fine.

But, it sounds like you really needed it - if your other cookware was 19 years old. Time for a new one! No justifications needed

At October 28, 2006, Blogger LeftCoastOnlooker said...

you make me chuckle --
Gollum is great for Halloween.
They really should pay you for the advertisements -- soup pot, ice cream, skillet


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