Don’t you hate the dreaded question of the day, ” What should I make for dinner tonight?” My husband cringes when I ask and pretends not to hear me. I don’t blame him, I hate the question too. So here are my new top 5’s that I turn to when I’m uninspired. Continue reading
I have something new that I am totally in love with. I didn’t even know how much my cooking life was missing out on until now. How have I been cooking all these years without it? Introducing the new love of my kitchen. But shhh, I don’t want my coffee maker to hear, get jealous and quit working. Just like on bike rides, when Amy and I talk about getting a dreamy new bike, we do it quietly in fear of them retaliating !
Here she is …. The lovely, the beautiful, the shiny (insert Vanna White hands here)….Le Creuset stovetop grill!
Do you see how pretty she is? I love how the color goes from orange to red, which gets even darker when it heats up. Maybe you can tell I am a bit obsessed because of all the photos of her glossy coat? But she is not all beauty , she is a hard worker too. I crank her up to medium and let her heat up at least 4-5 minutes. I test it by flicking water droplets on it to make sure she’s ready to work her magic. Chicken and steak have been our favorites, salmon pulls a close second.
This was so easy, I just put a little olive oil on the chicken and seasoned with a little of my favorite seasonings. In this case it was some Saudi Kasaba Masala, a curry blend from a trip to Dubai. But DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT add oil to your pan. This little cast iron, 9.2 pound beauty is already to go without your help! Doesn’t she do a great job at making pretty little grill marks? Now can you see why I love her so? That chicken was so tasty that it’s become a staple at our house. When I’m in a hurry, I slice the breasts horizontally, to make them cook quicker.
I got my pretty little gem at Williams-Sonoma. Go check them out they have 5 colors and two sizes. I promise you, they won’t disappoint!
This is a pic of my little collection, all are in the color FLAME. But the color choices are so beautiful! I’m thinking of stepping out of the box and starting a new color with my next piece.
Do you see that cute little book in the background? That’s my favorite new cookbook and author , Danielle Walker. She has an amazing story and fabulous recipes. I use her cookbooks more than any other. Check back soon for a quick little blog about her!
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