remember this... remember how gross my soup was, and how sad I was.
well check it, I have been redeemed.
Notice the lovely dutch oven I am now cooking everything in. That was my b-day present from B. It is beautiful. The one I had before worked, but it wasn't really a dutch oven. It was a slow cooker three-in-one thing, the pot came out and could be used on the stove top, or in the oven. I used it a ton, and have been lusting over the lovely le crueset dutch ovens at sir la table. This is not one of those, I can't begin to tell you how much I love high quality cook ware, but I can't justify spending $240 on a pot right now in my life, but someday.
This one is from Cost Plus, and I am very pleased with it so far. B always does a ton of research on things before he purchases them (sometimes that is really annoying) and like me, we believe in buying quality, in the long run it saves money, by not having to replace crappy imitations. This one is good, heavy and gorgeous. It for sure will give us years of yummy meals.