Wednesday 8 July 2020

Pots And Pans

Back in 2016, we bought a vintage Le Creuset Fondue Set in a Norfolk Charity shop for £5. I've since seen them advertised for £100+ on Etsy [although seeing an advert doesn't necessarily mean people are buying at that price] We have had fun with ours - and currently the pot is on the shelf in the Futility Room, and the frame, forks and burner are inside the cupboard. I like LC cookware, it is well made, and last forever [most of ours is 40+ years old, and came as wedding gifts]
I wanted to prepare a simple evening meal which would last 2 or 3 days. I'm not used to full-time teaching - plus lesson prep, 5 days a week. So easy meals are the order of the day -but I refuse to let that mean pre-prepared ready meals. The fondue pot looked just the right size for a sausage casserole, which I could serve with bread or another carb, and possibly some green veg, depending on my appetite. But it has no lid...
I was delighted to discover that the lid of my smallest saucepan was an exact fit, making a neat little ovenproof casserole. And those long 'ears' on the side which hold it in the fondue frame also make it easy to take in and out of the oven. Don't you just love it when two things come together like that to make a perfect partnership?


  1. I have been known to use the lids from different pots as covers for the ones I am using at the time, but, I probably wouldn't have thought of using a fondue pot for a casserole, so you get full marks for that! :D

  2. i must admit to owning several bits of Le Creuset , all jumble and car boot finds, you never need to buy again theyre practically immortal

    1. You're right Kate, definitely "Buy it once for life" items


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