Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Little Red Pot Who Could

Introducing The Little Red Pot Who Could

So for my birthday I was allowed to buy something anything. I wanted this little Staub Round 2-Quart Cocotte, Pimento Red Pot after seeing, Wandering Chopstick's cute tomato pot. I thought I should get one. It looks cute eh? It's a Staub. It's from France. It seems useful? It's on sale. Right when I was about to purchase it though, the price doubled from $50 to $100. Rats! So I continued to monitor it. :D Then it went down to $44.50. Should I? Shouldn't I? I convinced myself out of it. I don't know how to cook that well. What if I don't know what to do with it? I've never purchased anything for the kitchen that cost that much. Most of the cookware I've received were wedding gifts. Too much indecision caused me to miss the deal again. Amazon stop playing with my mind!!! So after forgetting about it for a couple weeks, the price dropped again to $44.50. I hopped on the sale and purchased it! Just my luck though, the next day it dropped 5 bucks.:D WAH. Luckily though we were able to get a price adjustment. Yay.

My little red pot arrived. It's cuter than I thought it would be. It's darker red on the bottom and is two toned. Viva La France! It's a dutch oven, though Le Creuset calls their versions French ovens. I think that's clever. Stay tuned for many recipes from the little red pot who could. My brain has exploded w/ all the recipes I want try. Plus I'm still searching for more recipes. :) Any thoughts? Do you have one of these cast iron beauties? Can you tell I'm excited?


Shilpa said...

Oh my, I didn't realise these babies cost that much! Yes, I've seen them in restaurants here, usually in mini portions, serving stews piping hot! One mini version I had contained tiny shrimp with scrambled eggs. The possibilities are endless but I don't personally own one. Seeing the price now, I don't think I will either :)

tigerfish said...

Oh, I remember that pot in Wandering Chopsticks! And you got something similar too! I don't own any cast iron pots or pans...oh my, they are heavy. I'm always paranoid about getting "burnts" on the pot bottom as I'll have difficulty cleaning up.:O
Is this pot dishwasher safe?

Wandering Chopsticks said...

budding cook,
I'd inaugurate the pot with a nice slow braise. Perhaps my thit kho recipe? :)

Rasa Malaysia said...

OMG, I was away for 10 days only and you have turned pro!!!! Nice template...can steal your template when I come back? Good job on both poker table and dining table.

WokandSpoon said...

Oh wow. I got one of those for Christmas too and I've used it for cooking everything and anything!
Have fun with yours!

BuddingCook said...

shilpa - yup quite expensive, but it's amazing what it can do. i like it a lot.

tiger - it is dishwasher safe! woo hoo. not too bad for cleaning. just prepare it by rubbing oil in it and on the lid.

wander - i did it!

rasa - thanks! but of course.

wokandspoon- :D i love it. i will visit your site to see some recipes! post your little baby up. :D

simcooks said...

Congratz on your good buy! I look forward to your one pot meals :)