Like the look of that ^^
Yeah, me too! It’s that time of year again when every Sunday Neil and I sit down at the kitchen table (since, you know, we don’t actually have a dedicated dining room, we can’t sit at our dining table) and menu plan for the week. We like to make large batches of things like chili con carne and portion it for dinners or Neil’s lunches later in the week. I especially like chili because it’s one of those things that tastes better after a day or so.
I recently made it in my first ever Le Creuset item:
The Le Creuset 6 quart stock pot in cobalt, generously supplied to me by the kind folks at CSN stores (you can find the stock pot here at Cookware.com). So, what did I think?
I like that it heated rapidly and uniformly, great for the slow simmering the chili requires. The lid sealed nice and tightly and the stainless steel rim on the base and lid look like they won’t chip or crack easily. It’s perfect for a pungent dish like a curry because the enameled interior won’t absorb odors or flavours. I loved that it was super easy to clean. The enamel on steel construction makes it easy to lift and pour, although I found I needed to use pot holders to lift it after it had been simmering away for nearly an hour. According to the product description, it performs exceptionally well on all heat sources, including induction. If we had a dishwasher, we would be happy to know that it’s dishwasher safe, though it cleaned up very easily with handwashing too.
Want your own Le Creuset stock pot? Well you’re in luck! CSN Stores have offered a $75.00 one-time use gift code to use in any of their (200+) sites.
To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me what you favourite make ahead dish is.
For a bonus entry, you can tweet the following message and come back and comment to let me know you did:
I just entered to win a $75 gift card with CSN stores from @eatlivtravwrite. You can too Enter here: http://bit.ly/98kYyl
Contest closes on Sunday, September 26th at 6pm EST and I will announce the winner on Tuesday September 28th. Oh and that recipe? I’ll share it when I announce the winner…Good luck!
Did you check out my first entry for Project Food Blog yet?