I was going to make a post about the aebleskiver pan. It sort of morphed into a memories post, then into this dutch oven post.
The dutch oven was given to me by my fiancee a few minutes before we went to see her oncologist for the last time. She had bought it several months earlier for something like $5 from a “junque store” as a gift to the two of us for our honeymoon. Ever mindful of expenses, our honeymoon was going to be a week long camp out on the beach and she wanted us to have something more than just skillets for cooking.
Fast forward almost 30 years.
When I was cleaning the garage, my wife and daughter found the dutch oven in an old box and asked about it. I told them its story and my wife responded by saying it would be terrible to not use it (proving once again, I married well). She then took it inside.
And after a lifetime of it sitting in a box, I cleaned it up, seasoned it and started using it. It now gets used almost every day. “It” being a Griswold #7 Tite Top Dutch Oven.