DH bought me a 12" Calphalon dutch oven, that I think could do anything from frying eggs, to making soup to cooking pasta. It's non-stick, but has a newer, different type of finish than my older pieces.
Like JoAnn, I too have a favorite spoon. Years ago, someone left a big, institutional type, stainless steel spoon at one of my parties. It has a flat edge on the front instead of a pointed one, which makes it great for stirring and dipping. No one ever claimed it, and if they tried to now, they would out of luck!
We get by with a little help from our friends