There are a thousand tutorials on how to restore old cast iron
so I won't bore you with the how-to's of it.
But. . .
I did want to share.
You might already be aware that 90% of my cooking arsenal
is cast iron or terra cotta.
Love them both!
For the longest time, I had what I called "a stew pot," of cast iron,
but I really wanted a true Dutch oven.
I wasn't really impressed with the poor quality or the high price
of the new ones available in stores.
My mother-in-law is just awesome.
She likes to go to yard sales etc.
so I let her know a couple years ago that I would like one.
Not long ago, she sent me the following picture
with a message that read "$25 ???"
I said "YES!"
Brought it home, hubby took the wire wheel to it,
then I scrubbed and seasoned it.
And the results~
Oh but there is more :-)
It wasn't evident in it's rusted state,
but after cleaning it up,
we saw that it had one of our family names
that is not entirely common
engraved on both the lid handle and bottom of the pot.
That makes it even more special.
MIL is going to go back over and ask about where they got it
as she kinda knows who the folks are who had the yard sale.
Until she finds out for certain,
we will be left to wonder.
I've not had a chance to use it yet,
but oh I will.
I am just thrilled to have it at hand.
Also, I wanted to wish each of you a very
I hope you find the day enjoyable and are able
to give thanks for the many blessings received.
We are taught that we should be thankful not only for our easy times
but for our trials as well.
I know first hand how difficult that can be.
But, if that Dutch oven could feel & speak,
I have a feeling it would have known even in the rusted state
what it was made of
regardless of what was present on the outside.
Because life isn't pretty at the moment,
doesn't mean it won't be beautiful
in what is yet to come.
And yes, I see cast iron as a thing of beauty😊
If life is trying for you right now,
I would like to wish you even a greater blessing
in that there is beauty yet to come.
Happy Thanksgiving dear friends.