You know you’re getting older when you browse the Aldi ‘Special Buys’ section more than Zara’s New In. Last weekend, we got seriously excited when we spotted some dreamy blush pink Le Creuset lookalikes. Fingers poised and ready to add to the basket, our hearts sank when we saw they’d gone out of stock almost as soon as they’d arrived.
Luckily, because we like to keep each other in the loop about such important matters, Hannah WhatsApp’d me to say they’re back online. For how long, who knows, but right now, you can get your hands on a pastel pink cast iron shallow dish and deeper casserole dish for a very reasonable £24.99. Both come with a lid, work on all types of hob including gas, electric, ceramic, halogen and induction and can go in the oven. To put our excitement-levels into context, a similar size Le Creuset dish would set you back around £245. And let’s face it; a casserole dish is going to get a lot more action than a new handbag right now.
The dishes are only available online, and if you do miss out on the blush, there’s a rather lovely red version which also comes as a set complete with a roasting dish. Perfect for all those delicious one-pot dinners.
It’s official: dishes are the new dresses. Until lockdown is over anyway.