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My 5.5 quart Le Creuset is shipping today. What should I make this weekend?

southernitalian Jan 26, 2011 06:33 AM

I've wanted this forever. I intend to cook most of the weekend. Please give me some ideas to get started. What's the best thing you make in yours?

  1. tanuki soup Jan 26, 2011 05:34 PM

    Comfort food!

    beef stew
    LBJ chili
    gumbo
    lentil soup with ham

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      white light Jan 26, 2011 05:22 PM

      braised short ribs and a loaf of no knead bread.

      1. hobbybaker Jan 26, 2011 07:36 AM

        Congratulation! Best time to cook hearty meals in DO.

        I made this one two weeks ago. So yummy.

        http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2009/05/zinfandel_braised_beef_short_ribs_with_rosemary_parsnip_mashed_potatoes

        http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshows/2009/11/braising_slideshow#slide=2

        I also recommend the book, All About Braising, by Molly Stevens

        http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Braising-Uncomplicated-Cooking/dp/0393052303

        And her website
        http://www.mollystevenscooks.com/book...

        Enjoy!

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          BigE Jan 26, 2011 08:43 AM

          Anything from the above post...braising is incredible this time of year. Short ribs would be my first choice as well. :)

          1. re: BigE
            hobbybaker Jan 26, 2011 05:21 PM

            Yes. I love short ribs braised in red wine. There are so many versions of recipes for this meal but I like Martha Stewart recipe best. ( Takes two days to complete but very simple, too. ) The one in the bonapetit, I linked, is second.

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          mikie Jan 26, 2011 07:00 AM

          southernitalian, how appropriate for my suggestion, Chicken Vesuvio. I modify the recipe and use only chicken breasts, but it's a great meal in a single pot. http://www.great-chicago-italian-reci... I haven't cooked anything from this site that wasn't fantastic.

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            zogness Jan 26, 2011 06:37 AM

            PLEASE UPLOAD PICS OR VIDEO OF THE UNBOXING!!!

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