The other day I went to Macy's to buy a Dutch Oven. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted until I flipped it over and saw those hated words 'Made In China'. I set it down so quickly I think the sales clerk's head was spinning. I continued to look and look. I found one from Calphalon but it was $320! I had a rebate gift card from Macy's for $150 so to me it was still too much.
Then I spotted the one I HAD to have. It wasn't really a Dutch Oven but it didn't matter. It was toooo pretty to leave the store without it. It was on sale too, plus I got 15% off using my Macy's card.
Tonight I made my first dinner using my beautiful Cherry Le Creuset Round French Oven, Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Shallots. I needed a beef tenderloin for it so I headed down to Wigley's at Detroit Eastern Market. They had none! The clerk said they're too expensive right now and she was right! When I did find one at Costco it was $18/pound! I had to *settle* for a package of filet mignon instead. I know, poor me.
The dish turned out so well it is going on my repertoire list and the pot was so easy to clean up. I sure do wonder why I didn't buy it years ago. I've always wanted one. Now I want more of them!