Upon learning that our 4-quart Staub cocottes in cherry and black would be on sale for Black Friday weekend, down to a delightful $129 from $269, many of us in the room jumped up and did a little heel click. Figuratively speaking. Ahem. We love these French-made pots, which are classic, versatile, and designed to last not just through the life of your kitchen but also your kids' and their kids'.
To celebrate the fact that they're so very giftable at this price, here's a little list of ideas for what to stuff inside the cocotte when you present it to your giftee—to get them halfway to dinner, or a project, or a warming drink. You don't have to buy a Staub cocotte to use these idea, of course: Stuff any bowl, basket, or pitcher you're giving as a gift with some goodies.
If you're going to wrap the outside, keep it simple—by putting perishable ingredients inside, you'll want your giftee to open it up right when it's delivered! And print out and include any recipe you're prepping them to make, or jot it out on a recipe card.
Halfway to dinner
Dry beans + bay leaves + whole peppercorns = cozy, stewy bean night coming right up
Harissa + half a dozen farm eggs wrapped up in a tea towel blankey + sage = baked eggs, coming right up