I got him when I was in between a few places and only a handful of things to my name. These few bits and bobbles did not include any cooking paraphernalia. So I took a quick trip to K*Mart and found this beauty on sale for a whole $15.
It's non stick and is a weird hybrid between a wok and a regular sauce pan. So it's nice and deep but not unwieldy. The non stick is wonderful too as I can't always be trusted to remember adding some lubricant though it will sadly cut down dramatically on the lifespan of my beloved.
Gotta fry something up? Use my trusty pan. Got some hamburger to brown? Oh of course my blue pan. Got to boil some pasta? Eh maybe I'll use one of the Calphalon ones for that.
I'm even prone to cleaning it off and using it rather than just leaving it in the dishwasher and digging out another one. I love how deep it is too so I can do just about every meal with one or two pans. In fact I am loathe to repeat a recipe if I find it takes over three containers (be it pans, pots or bowls).
My husband just sort of puts up with my pan love affair, but if he's gonna make something he picks his own and leaves my poor bluey out in the cold. Do any of you have a favorite pan that you will use until it dies a horrible fiery death?
And since this post isn't random enough, baking those chicken thighs last night reminded me how much I hate living in a small apartment and trying to cook anything with even a touch of fat.
Dinner is always punctuated by one of us grabbing a towel and fanning at the stupid overly sensitive smoke alarm that is 10 steps from the stove while the other rushes off to open windows.
It's of course twice as bad in winter as two of our living room windows were frozen shut last night. Hooray.