I know I don't talk about cooking very much, but I have to share with you something that has changed our dinners in our household. It is our Le Creuset 5 quart Dutch oven.
Ever wonder what the big deal is about Le Creuset cookware? I did too. All I knew is that I wanted a Dutch oven because many of the winter recipes I like to cook call for using a Dutch oven. I took a look at different options, but I always kept coming back to the Le Creuset. Besides getting great reviews, the color options are so beautiful!! I was convinced that if I was going to spend the money, I wanted a Le Creuset.
This past Christmas, I kept seeing them go on sale at different stores. I had a Williams Sonoma store credit that I needed to use, so it seemed like the right time. I first ordered the 3 1/2 quart oval dutch oven. However, once I got it delivered at the house, I was disappointed at the size. If it was just for me and my husband, the size would have been perfect. However, I'm cooking for a family now. I returned it and got the 5 quart.
I have to say that I would put this purchase on par with buying my Dyson. That's saying it's some of the best money we've ever spent. We love it and use it for everything we can.
So what's the big deal? It makes everything taste so tender and moist. Meats don't dry out. It heats so evenly that it has shortened cook times for some of our favorite dishes. I haven't used my 11x13 pyrex casserole dish one time since I got the Le Creuset. We have been making soups, casseroles, side dishes, and main entrees in this highly versatile dutch oven. We even made a roast for the first time, and it was delicious.
Bottom line is if you want a quality product, sometimes you have to pay for it. I would say this splurge was worth the wait and the price.