I am ready to buy my 1st le creuset french oven and need help picking the correct size and shape for my needs. I cook for 2 and sometime up to 6. I do not like to over cook and have left over but the 2 of us do eat in pretty big portions. I will be using this mainly for coq au vin, pot roast, veal/lamb shanks and any other meats. Soup, stew, sauces and pasta is rarity. I am considering the 5.5qt, 7.25qt round and 6.75qt, 8qt oval. Costco has a good deal on the 8qt but it seems big and might be too big for the 2 of us.