For Christmas 2011, one of the gifts that Scott gave me was a large cast iron skillet. I’ve talked about my love for cast iron before and I was not so subtly hinting that I would really enjoy a larger skillet.
I have a 9in cast iron skillet which is perfect for some things but not perfect for everything. A larger one would allow me a little more variety of uses.
Oh Christmas my wish came true and I was gifted with a 12 inch cast iron skillet. I even got a little handle holder and trivet for it as well!
Every year for Christmas Dinner, Scott and I enjoy a standing rib roast. It’s our once a year splurge and so worth every penny!
This year, I put my brand new cast iron skillet to work right away by using it for Christmas Dinner. It worked out perfectly!
- Red Onion
- Green Pepper
- Blue Potatos
- Yellow Squash
- Sundried Tomatoes, reconstituted in hot water water
Tossed that with olive oil and seasoned with:
- Garlic Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
Roasted at 400 for about half an hour, until the potatoes were tender. Once the veggies were done, I pulled the pan out of the oven and splashed on a bit of red wine for “sauce”.
Very easy to put together and super filling!
Dinner and meals don’t always have to be a complicated affair. A few simple ingredients can go a long way to creating something filling and comforting. Keep it simple!