The food in this casserole was lovely, but nothing to blog about. What I really love is the dish we baked the food in.
It's made by Staub, but it's not cast iron. It's ceramic. Staub's metal pieces are made in France (for that ooh la la cachet) and the ceramics are made in China (for that "I hope there's no melamine in it" cachet).
The lines are gorgeous and sensual. It has a vague mid-century look to it, like something January Jones would use. And it was sold at a discount!
I have a friend who pointed me in the direction of a closeout homewares store (there are actually two in Marin County), called Tuesday Morning. She specifically sent me there to check out the Staub, because she knows of my weakness. I went, expecting I'd see more metal stuff, but no. That was when I discovered the pottery.
I actually made another Staub purchase that day. Something so cute I can't even tell you. Sadly, I haven't thought of something to put in the pots yet. Whatever it is will have to be very small (for that *squeee* cachet). Cute overload!
I promise a picture when I get it figured out.