If you hadn’t picked up on it yet by reading this blog, I’m a bit food centered. Â I’m constantly thinking about food. Â I like to cook, I like to read about food, I like to write about it, I like to look at photos of it, watch it on TV, but most of all I like to eat it! Â Duh!
So anyway since I moved out on my own a few years ago, many of my gifts are now kitchen items. Â As you may recall, I have a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks – and in my family we frequently get early birthday gifts – mostly because my mom doesn’t want to wrap them. Â This year, I’ve gotten a Le Creuset enameled cast iron French oven from my parents – Â oval 9 1/2 qts Â in Salsa Red. Â It is one sexy beast!
I have been looking at these for years – Â long Â before I did any cooking or had any desire to cook. Â They’re just beautiful to look at and and I’m Â told they last forever! Â They look lovely from the stove top to the oven and onto your dining room table. Â Now I have my very own!
I’ve already made a few things in it – and it works just wonderfully. Â Everything cooks Â perfectly and the clean up is simple – much easier than I’d expected. Â It is, of course, a bit heavy, but that’s how you know it’s of good quality.
Thanks Mom and Dad!