Why We Finally Made the Switch to Cast Iron Cookware
For years my husband had this kick on cooking with cast iron cookware but I just could not understand his obsession! It wasn’t until I became pregnant with my second daughter that I finally understood his desire for iron!
My first daughter was only ten months old when we found out we were expecting again. We were so excited yet scared of being a new mom to two under the age of two. Needless to say that was just my pregnancy hormones getting to me. Actually now that I think about it I would be more than happy if we had three under three! But, getting back on track now, I needed to make my life a tad easier with how I was balancing caring for the house and my family. As I was searching for new recipes on YouTube I found that I had fell down the rabbit whole and knew I was most definitely missing out!
We already had one so I decided to give it a shot by making a chicken pot pie. I was able to make the whole meal in one pan! That in itself sold me right away but that is when the intimation of cleaning it set in. There again I landed right back on Youtube searching ” How To Clean Cast Iron skillet?”. As long as I made sure to maintain a proper season with each of my pans most of the food residue would just slide off! That being said, like most things, it takes time a lots of patiences.
How it is going Now After Switching to Cast Iron
It has been over a year since I have started using iron pans. They’re where sometimes that I neglected them and they became a pain to clean. But I chalk those moment up to the early newborn days of my second daughter and giving my self grace in that season. I am a stay at home mom with a husband that works second shift. So I cook (and bake) everyday for at least two meals a day. I love that I can take a cast iron and use it over a campfire, stovetop, or even in the oven all at once. It really is so versatile giving its intimidating stereotypes.
Being that it is such a versatile type of cookware cleaning is almost irrelevant somedays. I am always preparing food that in between prepping meals I find that all that I need to do is give it a good wipe. Not having that extra maintain added on to my to do list allows me to have more time with my family. And whenever I need them I don’t have to go digging because we just keep them right on our countertop. While some may not like that idea we find it to serve as a decorative point in our kitchen as well. In the mean time I hope to learn some new skills to be able to share in the near future. We will never regret making the switch.
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