Everyone has that one goal we set our mind to. But dangit if that goal doesn’t seem to push itself further and further away at times. See…I have always wanted a Dutch Oven. Ever since I fell in love with Sunny Anderson on Food Network and watched her use hers time and time again! She absolutely made the most divine looking dishes in hers. I just had to have one!
Further research, after discovering my passion for cooking, led me to the wonders of an actual Dutch Oven. The main thing I loved was that it can go from stovetop, to in the stove, and under the broiler. It also evenly heats because it’s cast iron, which makes it even more appealing.
Then I saw the prices….EGADS!
I knew this gal was NEVER going to be able to afford her own Dutch Oven. So, I just kept admiring the television stars and their Dutch Ovens…dreaming of one day owning one.
Long story short….I ended up in TJ Maxx, and on the bottom shelf saw a bright teal Cuisinart Dutch Oven! My heart began to flutter, and I saw the price. Grrrr….almost to my price point. But, I had to have this one!!! The next day I headed in to work, redeemed my Thank You Points for a TJ Maxx gift card, and hoped that they would still have my Dutch Oven when I finally received my gift card in the mail. Luckily it came within three days, I headed back to the store and it was waiting on me!
In fact…I just got home with Nevo on Tuesday night. Yes, that’s right. With a bit of brainstorming with Mom, it came to be known as Nevo (oven spelled backwards if you needed help with that one *wink*).
This is truly the culmination of my kitchen gadgets hunt. I have been walking around at work talking about it like crazy. I know they will be glad I have it now, and will finally be quiet about it. *smiles*
Goals are always attainable folks, even if it just needs a little bit of patience, Thank You Points, and freakin’ strong muscles to lift the damn goal! Do you know that thing weighs about 15 pounds????