Kitchen Stuff: The Nice-Looking Casserole Dish
In a small kitchen,you don't need a lot of equipment to cook great food.Still,you do need some pots,pans,utensils,and dishes–obviously.Inthe BGSK book, you'll find a bare bones list of necessary tools,but I've long wanted to bring you a similar resource on the web.
So we're goingone by one,stocking up our virtual pantries and maybe our real ones too.
A one-pot meal is only as mess-free as your pot is attractive.What I mean is,if you cook your meal in one ugly pot but have to transfer it to a platter to serve,you've immediately got a second thing to wash up after dinner.That's why I love having baking dishes so pretty I can plop them right down on the table to serve dishes like yesterday'sCheesy Butternut Squash Enchiladas,for one.I reach for myEmile Henry Casserole Dishall the time–it's aWilliams-Sonoma exclusive,but you might also like one of these adorable (and slightly less expensive)Emile Henry 13-by-10-inch lasagna bakerstoo.
Here are a few of the enchiladas,gratins,baked pastas and mac ‘n cheese recipes you'll make in your pretty new casserole dish (counterclockwise from top):