I have a culinary obsession. I have to place blame with my old neighbor for starting it. He was moving and had a garage sale. Seems harmless, right?
Little did I know, the three pieces of bakeware I bought for $20, included two Le Creuset pieces.
If you are unfamiliar with these multicolor pieces, they are quality non-porous stoneware, glazed interior (for easy clean-up), heavy and can give some “sticker shock” when they check the price tag.
I currently only afford to add to my Le Creuset collection by saving a little and taking advantage of clearance sales.
Yesterday, while perusing Sur La Table, I came across a very nice selection of Le Creuset and most of it was on clearance. Sadly, much of it was out of my price range even with it discounted.
I found a piece, that had been marked down twice and was 40% off. I made a comment to hubby about how our anniversary was just a couple weeks away.
After walking through the store, we stopped back to look at the cookware again. I was gifted a new piece for my collection.
This 12.5″, 3.5 quart dish has a new home! It can go in the oven, broiler, grill, freezer and microwave and dishwasher.
I am moving away from cooking in metal pans and using glass or stoneware or ceramic. I cook quite extensively, so the expense is justifiable to me; even if I use birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas presents to obtain them.
If you are a closet chef, kitchen guru or need a really nice wedding present, I highly suggest purchasing Le Creuset pieces. They have everything you need to transform a kitchen.