Ooops, I did it again

Thought of the Day…I seriously need help! ~Me

Help me, Rhonda! Help me, Rhonda! Help me, Rhonda! OK, now that the song is stuck in your head… (I couldn’t help it… it was stuck in my head…) on with my story. ;)

If you recall from my Kitchen equipment vices post, I’m addicted to Le Creuset pots; only having purchased my first on on May 1st it is kind of frightening! (I guess it’s better than being addicted to the other kind of “pot”! ;) )

When I was in Colorado back in July and I bought the pieces discussed in the aforementioned post, I also bought a cookbook (another vice… but that’s for another day…).

This cookbook is divided into sections based on the piece of Le Creuset. Cool, eh? I thought so, until I looked in the index. They had THREE multi-function pots listed – 1 Qt, 2 Qt and 3Qt. I only had two (2 Qt and 3 Qt). Oh no!

I became a woman on a mission!

Thanks to eBay… I found a 1 Qt!!! The seller got her 16 years ago and it had since been discontinued. I talked with Hubby and he agreed that the smallest one might come in handy so I bid on it…

I WON! YIPEEEEE!! Well… can you blame me??? At least I made it over two whole months before I bought another piece! Can I get an “Atta girl!”? Oh… come on! :D

As you can see from this photo, it’s smaller.

Needless-to-say, the color is interesting… kind of a breast milk poo yellow! Sorry… it’s true!! Right??? For those who haven’t ever had to change a baby’s diaper with breast milk colored poo… well… this is about the color!! :D

Now I have a 1 Qt French/Dutch Oven…

The inside is colored the same as the other two. The saucepan is 3″ deep and 7″ across the top with the bottom at 5″.

The skillet is just under 7″ and is about 1.5″ deep.

So here is my collection of multi-function sets…

Now here it is compared to the current yellow… BIG difference!

Like I have said, I need help! Don’t you think? At least I’m not a drug addict!!! :D

11 comments to Ooops, I did it again

  • Kim Eriksen

    Your a bad, very bad girl. You still need your purple, what is that one going to look like?

    • Stef

      Yeah, I love the color of the purple one in pictures. I saw one at a retail store and it’s not as pretty. Could have been the lighting they had. It was washed out. Regardless, I do still plan on getting one, but not until it’s at the Outlet.

      As for “what one”? I’m not sure. I’m trying NOT to think about it too much… I’m using the “not until it’s at the Outlet” as my guide. :D .. or I could check eBay… hadn’t thought of that until NOW. ;)

  • You are right about the color, but it is adorable! I love Le Creuset too-there is an outlet on our drive to Los Angeles, and I have to resist it every time–they would never get me out of there!

    • Stef

      Hi Jules,

      Whenever I walked by the Le Creuset Outlet store, I had always dreamed of having one of their French Ovens. It wasn’t until my friend Rafael told me earlier this year that they put on sales and that he got his for around $150ish. Given that I could get a knock off at Costco for about $100 less and it wasn’t as sturdy… I decided I’d check it out. I called them and they had a sale on a few pieces, but not the large 7.25qt which is what I wanted. I checked the website ( on May 1st and they had a 20-30% off sale going on. I was giddy. You can see more about that in my Something I’ve wanted for a long time… post.

      Not to make your temptation harder, but… this month (Oct) they’re having the sale. ;)

  • Jen

    I love your new Creuset!! I love all of them! What great colors they make them in. I bought a teapot made by them about 2 years ago. Their stuff is so wonderfully made. I think you’ve picked a safe “addiction”… long as you actually USE them, that is :-)!

    • Stef

      I do use them. Not all at once, of course, but multiple times a week. There is only one that I haven’t used yet, but plan on it this weekend. ;)

  • Sure makes me want to change a baby’s diaper… NOT!!! ewww! :) Well you know, if you don’t like the color I can take it off your hands ;)

  • I love your collection. The colors are gorgeous. They sometimes have them at Tuesday Morning by me. Can’t wait to see what you make in the one.

    • Stef

      Hi Lora, thanks for stopping by. I had no idea that Tuesday Morning sometimes carries them! We have a Tuesday Morning less than a mile from my house – on the way to take The Offspring to school. I have never been in there and often wondered what they carry… sounds like I’m going to have to see if I can treat my addiction even closer to home! ;)

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