One of the pans was this:
credit : shopping.comI really did not "have to have it" but really wanted it. I loved seeing grill marks on the TV cooking shows I watch. I wanted THAT look! And C loves the lines on his grilled cheese! (So my boy looking at the small details of food!)
I also asked for this
And I find myself using it DAILY! It cleans up beautifully, is a great weight and for health reasons I rarely have to use oil in the pan for cooking on it. I love love love it!
The last one I asked for was this
I wanted it for when I make smaller batches of my award winning (yes, award winning---3 times thank you very much.....from the neighborhood Chili Cook Off!) This just had a cute factor to it and was not as deep as the pot I had been using. It is a great pot for smaller dishes as well.
M came through on all three! He did exactly what I had asked (basically bought them online with the links I provided! ha!). I love them all.
Now, I am dreaming of more cookware, but these have helped my
addiction collection! I am dying for one of these
But the price tag is a little steep for me (even though we have a LeCreuset outlet close by) and really it is because I love the colors it comes in. Chili cooking would be turned into an art form with that baby!
It is amazing how in 10 years of married life that I never really looked at my cookware (that my mom bought me when I moved into my first apartment!). I still use all of the pieces, the function well, and were not cheap. She (like me) invested in good cookware. But now, as I delve more into cooking meals, cooking healthy and spend more time in my kitchen I want better cookware. Not because it will make my meals better (except for the amazing grill marks on grilled cheese) but because I think that when you like what you are doing, with what you are working with, you will try harder. I try each night to make dinner just a little better. I try to make it different, and pretty on the plate. I try to make it healthier, but filling. I try to let my family know that this is just another way of me saying I LOVE YOU.
Do you have any tools in your kitchen you can live without (and that I need?)???