Thursday, November 26, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Le Creuset cuties

I came across these cuties a couple of weeks ago while helping my Dad de-clutter....
Yes, Dad is going through his own declutter fest 2009. I'm really happy that I inspired him to get rid of some stuff....
The individual casseroles were used by my grandma (Gran-Mimi) to cook chicken pot pies when my Dad was a kid. How fancy was that! Individual chicken pot pies....Living large!
So that means that those dishes date back to the 30's or 40's. Wow!
They came in a set of 4. The 2 green ones are gone. But these are in great shape! I actually made a small ding in the lid of one! 5 minutes after my Dad gave them to me!

I couldn't wait to make chicken pot pies! I discovered a Kraft recipe, that I tweeked (of course). I already posted the link here...but here it comes again!
I don't put the cheese in (What's up with Kraft and all that cheese?), I use fat free cream of chicken and reduced fat sour cream. Oh and I add freah chopped parsley in the biscuit mix. It's is delicious and Dan says it's the best chicken pot pie in the WORLD! LOL some people are not objective!
I cannot tell for sure if they're Le Creuset, they don't have a stamp but they are soooo old and if Dad says it's Le Creuset then it's good enough for me!
They mean a lot to me because they belonged to Gran-Mimi a great lady I didn't get to know as much as I wanted to.
In case you're wondering...Yes in the last picture, it's a Pyrex casserole. It was a special edition in collaboration with Heinz, you bought Heinz products and you had a casserole! Cool
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers!
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BeachILike said...

I used to work in Ceramics manufacturere, I think the best design we used to do is World Kitchen Corningware! You better try their bakeware.

Beautiful orange color :)

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Postcardy said...

Those casseroles are cute. The recipe looks good too, and you can use leftover turkey instead of chicken.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow love your dishes. They look in great shape. I know you will enjoy them. Happy Thanksgiving!


Janet, said...

I love old dishes! What you have in them, looks pretty good, too.

Dawn said...

I'm not a fan or orange--except in the fall--what perfect dishes for Thanksgiving Day!

Maureen said...

These have been around for 60+ years and you dinged one in 5 minutes?? Haha! Sounds like something I would do!

Miri said...

Beautiful individual casseroles! and I love that you used them right away and shared your tempting chicken pot pies with us!

I'll be making turkey pot pie very soon :)

Diann said...

Awesome cookbook! I love those old vintage cookbooks!