It’s here! It’s here!
Naoto & I have been talking about buying a Le Creuset pot for more than two years now…and last weekend, we finally ordered it. I don’t know why we waited so long. OK, I do know why we waited so long…these things are made to last forever (as in, if I ever have grandchildren who cook, they will be using this very pot!) and I just couldn’t decide what color I wanted! Most of my kitchen has cherry red accents, but the red LeCreuset is more orangey, so I just went with what I love–sunny yellow. It will look beautiful on a fall table full of hearty stew. And, I think it will look pretty on the stove in my blue kitchen. Plus, the color name is Dijon and really, is there a better mustard than Dijon?
As excited as I am about the arrival of our new kitchen workhorse, it couldn’t come at a worse time. Naoto works tonight, while I head back to the airport to welcome home our latest group of Honor Flight Chicago veterans. I work tomorrow night and Naoto works Friday night. I really want the new pot’s maiden voyage to be one that Naoto & I share together, so our first meal in our shiny pot of sunshine will have to wait.
But, we’ve already chosen our first recipe–Braciole! It will be my first attempt at classic Italian cooking…and I promise that I will participate more than usual in the preparation…usually I just grab a glass of wine and watch 😉
I will (hopefully) be back tomorrow with regularly scheduled postings…Mail Call and beautiful fall weather has taken over my life 🙂