New Le Creuset, now what to do with it...
A magical, extremely heavy package arrived in front of my apartment today: a belated birthday present from my parents containing THREE Le Creuset pices in cherry red:
1) 5 1/2-qt. round dutch oven with lid.
2) 1 1/2-qt. saucepan with lid.
3) 4 1/4-qt. sauté pan with lid.
So the question is: WHAT DO I MAKE WITH THIS NEW AMAZING COOKWARE. I have never cooked with anything this fancy or awesome before and I feel like I should do something special to christen them. Also, any suggestions/advice as to how to cook with these? Again, I've typically used not-that fancy, non-stick pots and pans. I'm excited to learn how to cook with the gorgeous Le Creusets. Also, any advice on how to keep it looking and working well for as long as possible?
The one thing I will definitely make is Jim Lahey's no-knead bread. My main worry in terms of making it was the lack of a dutch oven in my kitchen supplies. Problem solved!
Anyways thanks to my parents for an incredible kitchen upgrade and thanks to all of you in advance for your food suggestions and advice!