6 days ago
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I'm a Pothead
I was going to post this next Tuesday when it is actually my birthday but I couldn't wait. My family pitched in and bought me this Le Creuset French Oven. I love, love, love it.
It is cobalt blue and so pretty. It has a 9 quart capacity which is a plus with our family. Here's a pic and I did that slate back splash myself. That has nothing to do with the pot, but it looks pretty good in the picture. :)
This is the Italian Chicken soup I made to test out my new pot. It is delish. I made it once before about two weeks ago and the fam. has been begging me to make it again ever since. It was a lot more fun to make in my new pot than it was the last time. My other pot is okay, but it is a stock pot and taller than the new one and it is harder to see inside of because I'm vertically challenged.
To give you an idea of the size of this pot I put three medium sized tomatoes in it so you could see the depth and width. It's a big'in isn't it? They actually have one bigger than this one. At 13 3/4 quarts it is the biggest round pot they make. In the oval shape they have a 15 quart french oven. They call it a goose pot because you can cook a whole goose in it. Did I mention these come from France, hence the goose thing. I wouldn't cook a goose, but I would and do cook for an army and this new pot is going to make it that much easier.