Gorgeous Red Ramekins from The Pioneer Woman’s New Collection

Uncategorized | September 29, 2015 | By

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The day The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, released her new kitchenware collection to Walmart shelves, I happened to be in the store. I completely forgot till I was headed for the check-out aisles and saw the colorful stuff gleaming in the fluorescent light from high overhead, which had me detouring pretty quickly.

I love her style…clothes, food, flowery this and that…so had to get a good look at her collection. I decided pretty quickly that I didn’t like the flowery pattern of a few of her pieces, the one with what I think are supposed to be pansies and poppies. It just looked to me like a cheap, gaudy set of something I’d find at a discount store, which is exactly where I found it. But I did really like the smaller patterns and especially the colors. And the glassware with cute hobnail and rosette designs with ribbed sides in lavender or aqua was adorable. 

I quickly grabbed four red 9 oz. ramekins at around two bucks a piece ~oven, microwave, dishwasher safe AND made in the U.S.A.~ and put them in my basket, deciding right then and there that I will be collecting the stuff.

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I promised myself that the next piece I bring home will be the cutest “pancake batter pitcher”, as I’m calling it, in red and white polka dots with a heavy aqua band around the top. It is just so perfect. And it will be mine.

My new little red ramekins are exactly what I needed for serving my French onion soup tonight on a rainy (and unfortunately sticky, hot, humid) fall evening.

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I used one ramekin as a cutter to make rounds of bread that would fit just inside each, before toasting them and loading on Swiss and a little asiago cheese. After a couple of minutes under the broiler my croutons were ready to be slipped inside steaming bowls of oniony broth.

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Time to eat!!

Here is my recipe for the soup. French Five Onion Soup

 

 

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