What is this new mission, you ask?
To throw every piece of cookware and bakeware out onto the street for people to run over and replace it with cast iron. I also want to replace all my dishes with enamel ware and glasses with canning jars, but that’s a whole other post for a whole other day.
When I stop and think about all the years I wasted not using cast iron I cringe. I was one of those people who thought non-stick was the way to go because that’s what I was told by everyone around me. While I agree, that cast iron is a bear when it comes to food sticking to it, with enough butter or coconut oil, with just a few scrapes and an occasional cleaning (then oiling), my cast iron pans have been 100 times easier than any non-stick has ever been. Not to mention, cast iron doesn’t scratch, exposing your food to who knows what kind of chemical crap.
Cast iron is simple, it’s durable, and it has a way of just making food a thousand times better!!
For those who don’t know me, I love Lehman’s. I could bankrupt myself at that store. Like seriously. I drool over their catalog, turning the pages slowly so I can revel in each product. Especially, their cast iron section. Oh. My. Stars. If I had a thousand dollars right now, I think I would buy pretty much every cast iron piece they have.
Every now and then I think it would be fun to go through the whole thing and just put everything in my cart to see how much it would cost, but I’m sure seeing a six figure digit would probably give me a heart attack, so I’ve never done it.
Anyway, back to my new mission. I hope to, little by little, buy certain pieces, whether brand new or if I find any at antique stores or flea markets. Hopefully, one day I can kick all my non cast iron cookware and bakeware to the curb, and open my cabinets to nothing but beautiful iron sitting on my cabinet shelves.
So darling followers, do you cook or bake with cast iron?