Finally used my gift certificate at Sur La Table and brought home a beautiful red Le Creuset 7.25 quart French Oven. It was tough to choose between red and aqua, but the red matches my KitchenAid mixer.
Mr. Blogger already put it to work, cooking up a succulent meal of pork chops and rice. And we talked it over and made a house rule: no No Knead Bread unless we're having company. We know how much we love carbs, and had visions of us devouring a loaf a piece over the course of a day. So please, somebody come over for dinner soon!!!