I am using my 9 1/2 Qt. Oval Dutch Oven for the first time today. I am making a big pot of Chicken soup. I love chicken soup and when I make it I want to have enough to last and maybe freeze some for stock. It is such a major pleasure to fit in whatever I want without worrying that it will boil over.
This time I added a rind from a finished wedge of Parmegiano Reggiano. It should be interesting to see the flavor that imparts to the soup. I also added the ribs and stems of the kale that I cut out when I made Tuscan Kale last night. I am not going to leave those items in. Obviously, I will discard them at the end and just put them in for flavor and added nutrition in the case of the kale.