It's no secret that girls love sparkly, shiny objects. And I'm no different except my kind of "bling bling" is measured in quarts rather than carats, and conductivity rather than clarity. I'll take cookware over diamonds any day. I dream, drool and lust after good cookware - no joke. So I finally gave in. After surveying all the shelves of shiny All-Clad pots and pans at Willams-Sonoma one afternoon, my gift certificate from B's mom was just about burning a hole in my pocket. It was begging me to spend it. All the glitz had me mesmerized as I convinced myself that I needed that 4-quart saute pan with lid and splatter cover. There's no turning back now.
I chose the 4-quart since it would be the most useful in my kitchen and it wasn't too heavy. Yes, I was the Goldilocks of Williams-Sonoma and the pots were my porridge. I did a few bicep curls with each just to make sure the weight wouldn't be too much for my wimpy arms. Too heavy, too light... now this one is perfect.
To christen my new pan, and in honor of the Lunar New Year, I made a batch of potstickers filled with napa cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and ginger. The dipping sauce was a simple concoction of black vinegar, soy sauce and scallions. A bunch of bok choy in oyster sauce rounded out the meal.