Chris and Jeanne, knowing that I enjoy cooking, invited me to the house to go through the kitchenware and take away what I wanted. Well, I made out like a bandit: a big, square Corningware® casserole, an almost-unused tube cake pan, a couple 9-inch round cake pans, a stainless roasting pan, and probably best of all, a magnificent Magnalite® covered roaster.
My grandmother had several pieces of Magnalite, which is cast aluminum cookware. It's sturdy, durable, even-heating, shiny, ovenproof, and beautiful. I always loved my grandmother's pots and roaster, but my aunt still uses them. Now I have my own. And I am eternally grateful to Chris and Jeanne.
I washed it up tonite, and will use it this weekend. A nice pot roast, perhaps?
I look forward to preparing a wonderful meal and inviting Chris and Jeanne for dinner.