What pots and pans should I buy when I move in?
Cindy's answer: If you are just starting out the sets are the way to go for the best value. If you are not settled in your life do not invest in expensive pots...but if you are ready to commit to keeping these pots for a long period of time this is an important investment and I would recommend getting the best you can afford. A cast iron frying pan is very versatile. It is healthy and if seasoned it works easily as non-stick. It is a pan that is great for serving too, as it will keep your meal warm.
Sally's answer: Stock pot, saucepan(with lids), 6 inch and 8 inch fry (saute) pan, lasagna pan, cookie sheet-go for stainless if at all possible.
Michele's answer: A good saucepan, a decent size frying pan, a large pasta pot, a cover that will fit your frying pan and your pasta pot will also cover your smaller sauce pan for those "cook-covered" recipes. A lasagna pan/brownie pan, a muffin/cupcake pan.
Why is my gravy so lumpy?
The flour can clump up. Best to strain your gravy and use a whisk while adding flour.
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