For Christmas Randall gave me a two volume set of "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking". Each time I've peeked within its Fleur de Lis speckled covers I've learned something new, so I'm excited to read on.
What I learned the last time I opened volume one, was that I need a big pot that can safely go in the oven as well as on top of the stove, so when we were at Ikea yesterday I smilingly convinced Himself that the $39.99 10 litre pot (it was on sale...) was necessary.
Then I realized this morning, as I was putting the kettle on to boil and thinking about the grocery shopping list that the first thing I'm planning to use the new pot for is a stew recipe from the new cookbook.
The Husband confided, a few years ago, that he doesn't really like stew...
... so this morning, as I considered The First recipe in a pot that pushes the Christmas gift well past the $100 mark, I wondered if he'll be sorry he found those cookbooks...
Also, that better be some kick-ass stew.
Also, am I going to regret writing that last sentence...?