Pots and pansFriday, December 28, 2012
Peter and I have never replaced the pots and pans we each bought when we moved out of our respective parents' homes, so in our kitchen you'll find a mishmash of cheap (particularly in my case) pots that are on their last legs.
I think I paid $50 for my entire set of pots back at the TURN OF THE CENTURY when I went off to college. The nonstick coating is scraped off and probably ingested, which most likely means we're going to die of nonstick-coating poisoning, no biggie. Back at the TURN OF THE CENTURY we didn't worry about things like eating nonstick coating. We just threw caution to the wind. Peter's pots are a little better than mine but they're losing their handles and definitely ready to be tossed. We have lids that don't seem to fit any particular pot and pots that don't have corresponding lids.
These pots have seen thousands of meals prepared, some good, some bad, some scorched, some fantastic. They've lived in kitchens in many apartments and here in our first house.
I'm going to miss those crappy old pots. But I feel so grown up having "nice" ones to take their place. We broke them in making Christmas dinner and I'm looking forward to cooking thousands more meals with my boys.