Thursday, February 17, 2011

the red pot

Cathy sent me a facebook message last week, alerting me to a super sale on "the red pot." On Saturday, I bought it. It's a cast iron, enamel dutch oven that goes from stove top to oven to table top with awesome cooking power. This is the pot that Cathy has brought to Sechelt for our past couple of Septembers, to prepare our Julia Child feasts. Now I have one of my own.

My first recipe produced in the red pot was Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Rice from Canadian Living Magazine. It was really yummy! The recipe really makes a lot of food, stuffing my 3.5 quart pot to the brim. We enjoyed it for supper 2 nights in a row, and there was leftover enough even so for 2 work lunches and a bit for breakfast yesterday (served with a fresh mango for tropical flair).

I wonder if anyone would actually buy this pot for $99.99? As you can see from the Canadian Tire listing, I got it on sale for substantially less. I think it's worth a million bucks.

Cathy sent me a link to her favourite red pot recipe for beef and mushroom stew. I will try it soon!

Thanks, Cathy, for helping me get my own red pot.

question: do you have a favourite cookware in your kitchen?

mompoet - in love with my red pot


Cathy said...

Glad to have you in the Red Pot Society!


Lynn Valley Girl said...

My pot isn't red, but I do have a favourite pot where stews, spaghetti's and soups get cooked!