My Mother gave me her cast iron skillet which I adore. She made the best fried chicken in that skillet and knew how much I adored that skillet. I feel like she is with me when I use it.
It happens to be a permanent fixture atop my stove as if it were on display. I use it often. One dish that I love is “Summer Succotash.” Chopped onion, garlic, corn, lima beans into the skillet and the okra dredged in cornmeal and roasted on a pan in the oven for 25-30 minutes. You then add the cherry tomatoes and the okra to the skillet and fresh herbs, basil and arugula and a splash of apple cider vinegar and you have the best supper.