Date: Sun, 24 Apr 1994 12:22:12 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: dutch oven I remember two Dutch ovens from my childhood, utensils that had been in the family in Arkansas and Texas. One had legs and the other did not. My mother liked the legless one for certain things cooked in the oven. It was made of heavy cast iron and had a heavy lid. It was about 7 inches in diameter and about 4.5 inches deep. The legged Dutch oven was relegated to a junk pile because we didn't cook on open fires. She would sear a potroast in a cast iron skillet and then cook it, along with potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery,in the Dutch oven. DMLance