Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Good things come to those who wait." ~ English Proverb

I covet All-Clad cookware.  If it's good enough for The Barefoot Contessa, it's good enough for me! In truth though, it's too pricey for an out-of-pocket purchase.  So - a number of years back, I began asking for Williams Sonoma gift cards for birthdays and Christmas - which I stashed in a drawer till I had enough. About three years ago I made my first acquisition - a 10-inch All-Clad skillet.  Love it - love it, love it!

My most recent gift card purchase was All-Clad’s d5 Stainless Steel, 4 Qt. Saute Pan, which arrived the other day - to squeals of delight!  I determined which pan I wanted after reading this article.

Isn't it beautiful?
Just look at it shine!
It came with a splatter screen. 

My christening dish was just a simple saute of:

  •  Raw shrimp
  • Olive Oil
  • White wine (lots)
  • Fresh chopped garlic
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Chiffonade of fresh basil 
  • Salt and pepper
  • A few red pepper flakes

And toasted baguette to soak up all of the delicious broth! 
I have already begun to explore what my next purchase will be, though I know that it will be a few years down the road.  So - friends and family - keep those gift cards coming!!!  And - Thank You!

9 comments:

  1. Oh my !!! You have made me want it too.
    The shrimp recipe is to so good . I made it this afternoon only not in that beautiful pan!!Sigh!!!
    Dottie

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    1. Thanks Dottie - I bet yours was equally delicious!

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  2. Beautiful! So glad you made that investment. And that's what we consider ours to be--we use it almost every day and it's so durable that we expect it to outlive us. The shrimp sounds fabulous, by the way. Simple and satisfying.

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    1. Thanks Meg! In hindsight, yes - I should have gone for a larger pan. With cooking primarily for my husband and myself these days, I know that the one that I got will be put to good use (already has!), but I think that the largest one will be my next investment - whenever that may be!

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  4. A piece of art for sure!! Both the pan and the shrimp dish! Beautiful!!!

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  5. Such joy indeed, and in the hands of one so capable. Thanks for making my mouth water!

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  6. You will love your all-clad. My girlfriend and I were just talking today how it is soo much better to have less but good pans that last a life time!! CLarice

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