I was hoping that the 400th post would be epic, but it turns out it's just going to be me dreaming about being able to afford nice things for my kitchen.
Now that the KitchenAid mixer has been achieved (yay Ricky!), I need a new kitchen appliance to pine over while I'm at work. I've decided that it will be a Le Creuset dutch oven.
Look at them! They're so graphic and useful and sturdy! And think of all the potential! I also love these pictures. The people who make these dutch ovens certainly know how to photograph their product.
My mom has had one for years, and Tim has raved about one as well. I want to be able to make slow-cooked stews and roasts, and my mom has told me she prefers one to a crock pot (though I do like the convenience of a crock pot if you need to travel with foods like beans or chili). That being said, I like that the dutch oven can brown meats as well as go into the oven.
Aesthetically, I love the bright, saturated colors of Le Creuset. I like the teal and olive I've featured, but the classic red has much charm to it as well. Mum has the red. The olive seems a bit more understated, but I do love how much the teal pops.
Le Creuset is about the same price range as the KitchenAid so this won't be under my tree or on my oven anytime soon. I'd say it'll be a tax return gift to myself, but as you read my goals are to save money and travel. So that's obviously not happening.
If I get one, I'll let you know!