For a while now I’ve been pondering the idea of a dutch oven. What I’ve been trying to un-ponder is the high price tags associated with them. As a college student, I can’t even begin to fathom spending the $150 base price most brands ask for, and I wont even begin to touch the idea of a Le Creuset. $300 is not going towards a pot. I splurged on a Kitchen-aid a few years ago, but that has a few more functions. Most of the lower budget dutch ovens also have ugly handle designs or blah colors, and if I were to spend the money I would want a nice green one. So of course I was crazy excited when I was perusing the depths of Amazon and found this little number. Say What!? A green 6 qt Dutch oven for $65? It was definitely in my price range and there’s a plain simple black handle, and the Lodge brand has been around forever and they’re know for their quality. I’m a cheap-wad when it comes to a lot of things, and for some reason I still couldn’t part with $65. Well the next day I for some reason slowly made my way back to the product info page before school and there was some sort of Friday Sale going on so it was only $55 with free shipping. I think I may have had time to blink once and like that I had bought it. It came last week, but I’ve been so busy with school and I wanted to make a classic dutch oven meal so I settled with one of my all time favorites; pot roast. I took ideas from all over, mostly Tyler Florence, but I ended up with a killer pot roast. Tender meat with vegetables that have been cooking in the meats juices. So So good. I don’t think there is any other way to christen a dutch oven.
By the way, I purchased the “Emerald” color dutch oven, but they have a few choices. The red says it’s $95, but that is a lie, just do another search and according to the current prices you can get one for $35.