Monday, April 13, 2009

Come Here, Beautiful!




At Last....

Yes, she's arrived, in all her glory.....

She and I will have many good times together, I can just tell it.


I found her in a most unexpected place: an Amish Store up north where my sister lives, called Pioneer General. I flipped when I saw her, the heart started beating faster, and I had to choose a color: dark red, or this glorious blue.

The cashier, a demure Amish woman probably around my age, in her black and white clothing and cap with her hair in a cute bun, said that she wanted one, too. I imagine she'd go for the black one, but not me! This blue is IT!

$57.99 + tax and she was ready to ride home in the Buick to come in and live on my stovetop.


(Yee Haw!)
And my husband should be happy because what I really want is this:




(Anyone who has had one of these, {dutch ovens, that is!} can you tell me your favorite uses or tips and tricks for using it? At this point, admiring it is all I've done...and I've got no clue, I just know these have to be good because they're cast iron and everything cooks or bakes better in cast iron!)

8 comments:

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Can't wait for the cooking tips - I am clueless :-).
Love the way you negotiate with your hubby, lucky he is, indeed!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog (:

Guess what? I was born in Michigan!

I love cooking with cast iron!I don't have a nice one like yours. I'm relegated to the old kind that I have to grease up after each use, but I love them. I love that I can braise the onions and garlic in my dutch oven, add a roast and vegetables, and then toss the whole thing in the oven! I also have several frying pans... that are every bit as good a teflon! You're gonna have a fun with yours! Vicki

Kelly Bergsing said...

OOOh!! What a great deal!!! I am sure that you will have a long and happy relationship!! :)

Milah said...

Yep, she's a beauty alright, both of 'em. I say get the car too, no sense in supporting those bailed out car companies....buy used...thats my opinion.;D

Mildred said...

I remember hearing my mom talk about these, but I don't know any recipes or tips. It is really beautiful!

Donna said...

What a DEAL!!! Great looking pot!!! Don't have one...too many $$$'s here!!hughugs

Sue said...

Love your new blue friend! Enjoyed reading your blog!!

Dolly said...

Ouuu I want the red one you left behind! :-)

Hubby has been drooling over that car since he first saw it in the dealer ship.....
I bet he'd say you buy the pot, I'll buy that car! lol

Blue is a very popular color in the amish community!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful find!

Hugz & Blessings,
Dolly