Hi, my name is Sue and I just joined. I'm 55 years young and have never really been much of a cook. (Just the basic meat, starch and vegie type cooking.) It wasn't so much that I disliked cooking, but rather that I hated the mess it made and the cleaning up afterwards.
But back in November, my husband had a kidney transplant and I was his primary caretaker. This meant missing six weeks of work. I found myself watching the Cooking Channel and one thing I noticed was a lot of the cooks used a Dutch Oven. The more I watched, the more facinated I became.
I went online and purchased a 5 quart Dutch Oven. I next purchased a large skillet with a glass lid. Next I purchased some new measuring cups, measuring spoons and the little dishes that you put your ingredients in before adding them to the pot. I bought a needler and some other items, and am always looking for more to add to my collection.
Of course I love the fact that my Dutch Oven is a breeze to clean and it doesn't bother me to have to wash the other items. I just pretend I'm Rachel Ray!
Anyway, I hope to discover lots of new recipes here and make some friends along the way!