My favorite cookware for cool weather soups and stews is my Le Creuset Cast Iron. I have three pieces of the blue. This big dutch oven, and then the one size smaller that my Mom gave me. My Dad had dropped the lid at one time, and the handle has a little chip in it. I love using that pot, and I think of my Dad and smile every time I pick up that lid! Then I also have this cute red tomato pot my Mom got me one year for some occasion, that escapes me at the moment. But I love it. I have gotten Gennifer a few pieces too. Bright yellow and bright green. Love their colors! I could make my entire Christmas wish list from Williams & Sonoma, where they have some great colors and pieces of Le Creuset!! Greg, are you listening?