My honey loves me. Look what he got me for my birthday, my very own Le Cruset. Is it possible to fall in love with cookware? I think I’ve fallen. My 6-yr-old picked out the color. She did well, don’t you think? This gift makes me believe that some day I will again have enough control over my life to calmly prepare dinner, Paella! Chicken Vesuvio! Chicken Cacciatore! Carnitas! Or maybe a little Dutch Apple Crisp for dessert. Mmmm.
As for now, I’m just proud of myself that we made our first trip to the grocery store (with 3 kids!) When I realized the baby was falling asleep and the kids had just been fed, we dropped everything we were doing and raced to the store before that perfect window closed. I actually thought we had the perfect window earlier in the day, and made it as far as the grocery store parking lot when my 4-year-old had an accident and the baby woke up and everything came crashing in. Ah well. Patience.
While we’re on the topic of cooware, has anyone had any experience with the new Saucepan CTX non-stick? I’m told you don’t have to replace it after a few years like traditional nonstick, that you can use metal utensils on it, that it’s PFOA-free, and that it’s bulletproof. Just kidding about the last one. But I wouldn’t be surprised. It sounds pretty amazing.