I wanted a pot (Le Creuset) and I wanted a perfume (Chanel No 5). I couldn't bear to spend on both at the same time, so I had to make a choice. Looking at the picture of what I cooked for lunch today (recipe here), it isn't difficult to deduce which one won out as my true heart's desire.
The pot, of course!!
I am poorer by about $300 but am still grinning from ear to ear because I can now make fork tender pot roasts and braised meats. This recipe is delicious but I held off from adding the 5-spice powder.
Hooray for the Le Creuset!!