I recently posted a question about Dutch ovens and I’m back! 🙂 I have been researching the last few days trying to decide on 2 Le Creuset pieces to get. They will be my first nice pieces of cookware and I want to make sure I choose things that are versatile. For one of the pieces, I want a shallow-ish dish (just a little shallower/wider than something like a Dutch oven) and I think I’ve narrowed it down to either the braiser (not sure on size) or the 3.5 qt essential oven that I believe is exclusive to William Sonoma. I’m going to get a larger size Dutch oven than I was originally planning on, so I want the other piece to be something like the 2 I mentioned, but feel free to suggest other pieces that are similar if you think they are better. I do prefer the double handles on each side rather than one longer handle for bigger pieces like this though!
I am a mom to 2, trying for a 3rd so will likely be cooking for 5. Im 28 and I only began cooking once I was maybe 26 (hated it prior to that, but have always LOVED baking) so I’m really not making anything super fancy, simply because I don’t know how yet lol. We eat things like chicken, fish, baked pasta, casseroles, stir fry, and obviously some super easy kid stuff like Mac and cheese or quesadillas 🙂 Thanks!!