Wandered out today and used our Xmas dosh (thanks to Mom and my Aunt) and acquired the final weapon in our kitchen arsenal:
30cm (7.6 litre) cast iron flame-proof casserole.
We’d planned to go with a different brand, but when we saw the kitchenaid ones were 50% off (!) and had much more practical design features (such as handles one can actually grab), we were sold!
Of course, then we arrived home, looked on teh internets and saw that the same casserole which cost $489.95 here, retails for US$150 in the US. Truly, it is not only books where we antipodeans are completely screwed over.
But we are pleased with it nonetheless – roll on winter and comfort food!