You know I'm not a good cook. I'm really not. But, my sister-in-law gave Elmer the most awesome cooker. It's a giant clay pot that I just can't seem to ruin anything in! I've cooked a turkey, several chickens and pork - this thing is awesome. You can put your vegetables right in with the meat, you can make soups and stews. Anything you want to cook can be done in this clay pot.
You have to soak it in water for about 30 minutes before you use it, then just put your food in there and it's like a crock pot but better! I love this and everybody needs one. I mean it - EVERYBODY should go buy one of these.
My next purchase is going to be one of these...
This same sister-in-law (she's so friggin' awesome) bought one of these for Elmer's brother. We cook in nothing but cast iron. I love the way they cook, but I don't like the clean up. Yep, my next purchase is one of these. They're cast iron coated with enamel. I cleaned my brother-in-laws after a party once. It was a breeze to clean. I love these too! I love both colors - maybe I'll have to get one of each!
and, a few token pictures of my great niece. Is she cute or what?