I have been thinking a lot lately.
And when I think my mind just goes off on its own little tangents. I started thinking now that one of my birthday gifts has arrived (Facebookers already know what it is!) I have been wanting to spend even MORE time in the kitchen (if that is even possible). I started thinking about Thanksgiving and all the wonderful things I can make. And then i remembered… my birthday is on Thanksgiving this year. And from there I remembered where I was on my birthday last year… Tournesol with my old roommate having my very first Boeuf Bourguignon…
And wouldn’t you know it…with my recipe book in my lap i came across a Stovetop Cassoulet. My only knowledge of cassoulet comes from the one bite I had at tournesol last year… but I remembered beans and deliciousness.
This recipe is a lightened up version and was really easy to make.
1/2 lb sweet italian turkey sausage, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 can of white beans, Drained and rinsed
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
salt and pepper
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Random addition: Bunch of Mustard Greens
Add the tomato sauce, paste, beans, garlic, onion, rosemary, thyme, and fennel.
I kept tasting to make sure it was tasty enough. And kinda loving what was going on in the pot. I let the cassoulet simmer on the stovetop covered while I started to make lunch for the following day and found a bunch of mustard greens…
Let it wilt. After letting the stew simmer for 20 minutes I was supposed to put bread crumbs on top and broil it for a min…
But I forgot.
Cuz I REALLY wanted to eat.
Definitely wasn’t what I would get from Tournesol but MAN was it GOOD! I’ve been enjoying this hearty stew for a few days with a slice of crusty french bread… and im a little sick of sausage right now- but give me another few days and I will be ready!
Have a Safe and FUN Halloween!!!
(yes, im partyin!…are you?)