Sunday, October 23, 2005

Score!

Ok, was I too lucky, or what!? I went down the street to check out a listing I found on craigslist for a bunch of free stuff. There were two brothers having to clean out stuff from their mom's house because it had recently been sold. They mostly had a bunch of stuff noone would want, like paint cans from God knows when. But, I got some really cool cactuses and succulents, a couple of unique African style dolls, a ton of crafts books and a few kitchen items.

I got to the house really late...it was already after 1pm. But I noticed a box with some kitchen items in it and when asked, was told I could help myself. Underneath loads and loads of crappy old tupperware, here is what I found (I was shocked):

Yes, for anyone who is not sure, this is a really old piece of Le Creuset enameled cast iron. It is in excellent condition. I'm not sure what size it is, but I can cook for my small family with it.

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands: *clap clap*!

11 comments:

Kristi said...

very cool! I love finding stuff for free, whether it's on the curb in front of someone's house, or just sitting by the side of the freeway. I love the color of the piece you found too.

vlb5757 said...

I'm clapping for happy, happy, joy, joy! What a find. Don't you just have the midas touch! Break it in and tell us how it does. Will a small whole chicken fit in there?

kitchenmage said...

*claps enviously*

it's only fuel said...

There was a news report the other day warning about those "free stuff" Craigslist postings.

Apparently, shady people were casing houses that had lots of stuff in the backyard and posted a listing that the stuff was free..so come on over! When people started showing up and taking this stuff without the owner's actual permission, the home owner's called the police!

I'm sure that's not what happened here, but I thought it was worth mentioning:)

Dawn said...

well, a small chicken will not fit in there :-(, but I can do some casserole type stuff or baked beans, chili, etc. Again, it would be good for my small family, company is not invited!
Thanks for all of the claps!

it's only fuel, this was not any type of scam, but I appreciate the concern.

vlb5757 said...

I love casseroles or "Hot Dishes" as they call them in the mid-west. I grew up eating some really strange ones but for the most part they were yummy. I think Baked Beans sounds outstanding. I made them once from scratch from start to finish. It took forever! But it was well worth it. They were really very good and there was a difference between them and the canned ones. Let us know how you use your new toy!

Shauna said...

I'm definitely clapping. Oh my god, that's a great find. I'm envious. I've been eyeing a Le Creuset in the store for months, but now you're going to make me wait for a garage sale.

Hey, and thanks for putting me on your links list. I just discovered that!

Dawn said...

vickie, I have to think of my first dish...maybe I will try baked beans! If we get a good rainy day on the weekend, I'll have some time.

shauna, no problem, I enjoyed reading your last post...your description of Daniel was fascinating. And I've never known anyone who cannot have gluten, which makes your food ideas, stories and recipes interesting. Food from a different point of view!

Kristi said...

I thought I'd post this question here since I'm not sure you'd see it in your cheesecake post, and I couldn't find an email address for you. Hope you don't mind!

I want to try and make your pumpkin cheesecake, but I'm wondering about the step where you use paper towels to absorb the excess liquid from the pumpkin puree. Did the puree stick to the toweling? Did you end up having to scrape the puree off the towels? I've never seen this step before in a pumpkin recipe, and was just curious how it worked for you.

Dawn said...

Hi Kristi,
When I made the cheesecake, I used the towels and the pumpkin comes right off, doesn't stick at all! I wondered the same thing, but it was no problem. Feel free to email me: dawnfrost@excite.com.

michelle said...

WOW. I AM SOOOO JEALOUS! lucky girl, must have a cooking genie standing over your shoulder! Many good finds to come...