Dutch Oven - Not the bedroom kind!

Tis' the season to start talking about Dutch Ovens. Fellas, I already know you are thinking, "fart + under covers = Dutch oven." Well, that is true but when it comes to fall cooking, the Dutch oven is THE tool of the kitchen. So you may ask--what exactly is a Dutch oven...you know, the other kind? It is any large, heavy pot that is suitable for stovetop or oven use. These hard-working pots are the perfect tool for slow-simmered soups and braises, as well as a few other required fall meals, such as the chili for football! So what is our top Dutch ovens?

1. Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven, $239 at Amazon — this is the Green Egg of Dutch ovens.

2. Lodge 6-Quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven, $50 at Amazon — this is my hunting Dutch oven that I take and used for stew and baked beans. At this price it is a great deal and you can get your start on this one.

3. Staub 4 1/4-quart Oval Dutch Ovens, $155 at Amazon — This is an oval Dutch oven great to hold, and roast a chicken using this. Cleans easily, works hard, and looks good.

So try one of these and just tell her you are going to cook using the Dutch oven and wait for the response.

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