A good cast iron skillet is essential piece of kitchen equipment. I use mine daily, usually more than once. Mine also belonged to my dad so cooking with it adds a sense of connection to him, now that he is gone. So here are my top 5 reasons to cook with a cast iron pan!
#5 – It’s uber trendy. I mean cast iron is every where on homesteading, prepper and foodie blogs. It is cool to be cast iron. 😉
#4 – Save your soap. Cast iron pans should never be cleaned with soap. Soap can ruin a cast iron “seasoning”. Hot water and a clean scrubie is all you need.
#3 – Naturally non-stick. Forget toxic layers of stuff in your pan (that your husband will inevitably scub out anyway)! The cast iron pan is seasoned with grease or oil before its first use and then after each cleaning. I haven’t found a non-stick pan that can beat it.
#2 – Even cooking. The cast iron distributes heat evenly, browns like a champ and all the food gets COOKED!
#1 – It takes the heat. Use it stove top, in the oven and even on the grill. A good cast iron pan can stand the heat.
Bonus – It is economical. Cast iron is going to cost you an arm and a leg and will last a generation…maybe more.
AND NOW THE AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!
Mothers Day Lodge Cast Iron Giveaway
A group of awesome bloggers decided to pool our money and have a giveaway like no other. Who wouldn’t LOVE to have some LODGE Cast Iron products for Mother’s Day? We are all trying to be prepared for the unexpected, and what better way than to have a fabulous set of LODGE Cast Iron products in our emergency prep stash!
Just to name some of the Lodge Cast Iron products that are included in the giveaway:
1. LODGE 5 piece Cast Iron Set, Black
2. LODGE Logic Seasoned Combo Cooker
3. LODGE Camp Dutch Oven 6 quart
4. LODGE Camp Dutch Oven Tripod
5. LODGE Camping Lid Lifter
Please be aware, these are the products we have chosen. If these items are unavailable when the giveaway closes out we will substitute with other LODGE Cast Iron products that are similar. We believe and trust the quality of LODGE and this is why we have chosen these products as a our Giveaway. We have no control if LODGE were to discontinue or sell out of said products. The giveaway starts on May 4th at 5:00 am MDT and runs through May 10th 5:00 pm MDT. The winner will be chosen and emailed to contact us within 48 hours. Please check your spam on your emails. If we do not hear from the chosen winner after the specified 48 hours a NEW winner will be chosen and notified. This giveaway is open to all individuals 18 years of age and older who live within the 48 Continental United States.
Here are the websites of the 11 Bloggers involved in this giveaway:
Linda @ FoodStorageMoms
Jane @ MomWithAPrep
Jennifer @ AreWeCrazyOrWhat
Pj @ SurvivalForBlondes
Michael @ TheBackyardPioneer
Laurie @ CommonSenseHomesteading
Tiffany @ ImperfectlyHappy
Lesslie @ TheBusyBHomemaker
Janet @ TimberCreekFarm