Even though I am usually cooking for myself only, I wanted a really good cast iron dutch oven to use. A beautiful big pot of stew or fragrant soup makes me happy! One pot meals combine flavors and nutrients to provide a healthy and delicious meal for one or many.
For me, leftovers are a plus. I love going to the freezer and choosing an already cooked, homemade item to reheat and enjoy. For this reason I bought a medium size dutch oven.
I chose the LeCreuset 3.5 quart dutch oven, but I searched all over and looked at different brands before I chose. Because of the high cost of French made pots, many people choose the Lodge brand which is much cheaper.
This page shows all types of pots that have a good reputation and compares LeCreuset, Staub, Emile Henry, and Lodge.