Cast Iron Question for All of You!

I was up eight times last night between my three kids, so today I don’t have much more to give after cleaning, cooking and folding laundry.  Today I want to ask you your thoughts on these Cuisinart Cast Iron cookware!  I’m thinking the price is good, but should I be concerned about the fact that they are coloured?

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Converting to Glassware

For a while now I’ve been wanting to not only change what we eat, but what we store or cook out food in.  Last Christmas my mother-in-law bought us beautiful stainless steel pots and pans which I use daily.  The only thing I need to add to my cooking collection is a couple good quality cast iron pans.

Today I went to Walmart to buy their mason jars. Each box of 12 was $5.94 ($0.50/jar).

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I’m excited to start making jams, jellies and pickled goods, but I’m also excited to use these items for every day food storage.  The London Drugs flyer currently has this set of glassware on sale again:

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I asked a friend of mine who is more knowledgeable in this area if this was a good deal.  She suggested that I also look at the dollar store as they sometimes have good glass food storage containers. So I hit up the Dollarama immediately after Walmart and look at what I found:

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These five glass containers and their lids (10 pieces total) only cost me $11.  The small ones were $1.50 each, the medium sized ones $2.50 each, and the large one was $3.  Even if I bought another large one to have a 12 piece collection like the one at London Drugs, it would only come out to $14!  That’s still a big savings of $5!  I’m happy.

I also picked up these ($3 each) to store our flour, rice and oatmeal in:

photo(44)I’m thrilled with how frugal my conversion to glass is so far!  Now to find that perfect cast iron pan.  Or two.

Talk to Me About Cast Iron and Glass

Ok, so I’m in the process of getting rid of our plastic tupperware in exchange for glass.  What do you use?  What’s a good price?  I saw these in the London Drugs flyer and was wondering if the price was a steal and if I should pick some up.  I like that they are different sizes, have air and water tight lids, and can be used in the over.  Thoughts?  Do you have a favourite brand?

photo(12)What about cast iron?  At Christmas we got rid of all our Teflon pots and pans for stainless steel.  I’ve slowly been learning about the benefits of cooking with cast iron, but not really sure where to start.  What are good cast iron pots/pans to have?  Is this a good price?

photo(10)Talk to me!  Give me your tips, tricks and suggestions please.