the gift of grilling

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i walked into the kitchen this evening to find the stove lights shining on a special birthday present! james was kind enough to buy me an addition to my (small) le cruset collection–a grill pan and panini press. he also got me my only other le cruset pieces on past occasions, a sauce pan and a skillet. i'm still a little in awe of how hot they get and how well they perform whenever i use them and i'm really excited to try my newest toy. i'm getting some very worthy bread this weekend and grilling slices in a flash to drizzle with oil. i see many a grilled cheese in my future. in our futures. funny how that works out… hmmm…