Yesterday morning I was moving cast iron around to be able to cook breakfast – biscuits baked in a cast iron skillet, bacon fried in a cast iron Dutch oven, eggs scrambled in a cast iron skillet. I did use a regular pot to make the grits.
The dressing goes in the oblong pan, the ham will be baked in the Dutch oven. The pumpkin pie is in the oven now in the cast iron pie pan. The chocolate pie will be baked in the skillet because I love having the handle so as not to mess up the meringue. Sweet potato casseroles will be baked in the loaf pans. Brussels sprouts will be cooked in a skillet and drizzled with pomegranate syrup. The gravy will be made in a small Dutch oven.
The rolls may be baked on the cast iron griddle or they may go on a regular baking sheet. We’ll see what oven space looks like when it’s time to bake the rolls.
At one point yesterday Vince said “When did you start liking cast iron so much?” I told him years and years ago. He said “Why did you keep buying other pots?” Really, Vince? Because I had a glass top stove and even though in Kentucky I figured out a way to run a gas line to the stove, he wouldn’t do it. In MO, I had the Fire Department come out and approve a location for a propane tank so I could get a gas stove and he wouldn’t do it. And .. he asks me why I bought other pots!
I did use some cast iron on the glass top but not nearly as much as I use when I have a gas stove. One of the times I’m most thankful for gas is when I pull a big, hot dish out of the oven and can put it on those cast iron grates without having to get hot pads and a cooling rack before putting something hot on the glass top.
No use complaining about the past .. I have a gas stove now and am loving using the cast iron!