Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowtorious B.I.G.

Nothing better on a snow day than to make a meal that warms you to the core with one bite.  Today would be a perfect day for cassoulet, but my recipe involves massive amounts of meat, sausage, onions, tomatoes and beans, all cooked in delicious bacon fat.  Too bad that's not in the cards these days.

Diced tomatoes, white wine, garlic, thyme & a bay leaf, cannellini beans, kielbasa, tomato paste, minced onions and chopped kale...

 

...all added to the pot at various points in time, along with a bit of chicken stock...


...then topped with torn baguette and thrown into the oven to brown, and you've got one of the better meals you could possibly have on a snow day (except for braised short ribs, of course).  For dessert?  Brownie sundae, for 7 points!

What did you cook today?

8 comments:

Rob Timko said...

I cooked Chili. (and Huevos Rancheros this AM) BUT...I had cassoulet last night at Sophies! Mmmmmmm. They have to make the best I've ever had.

Stepha said...

I've got to be honest, I liked this better than cassoulet. I know it's a Bourdain recipe, but this had much more variety in the flavors involved. Can't wait to have it for lunch on Monday.

Alex said...

Nope, my cassoulet is a modified Cooks Illustrated recipe. I haven't made the Bourdain one because when I do that, I'm going to do it right (pork rind-lined crock, duck confit, garlic sausage).

Caitlyn said...

brownie + soup = 7 points?!

give me the recipe immediately, thanks :) love you!

Alex said...

Caitlyn: I wish. The soup was 8 points. The sundae was 7 points. Our "points week" ends on Saturday, so we splurged because we had spare weekly points.

Alex said...

Rob, how did you make the chili this go-around, chopped or ground?

Rob Timko said...

I ground it with the KA....It was made strickly for hot dogs for today really, so no beans either. Pretty simple with just some homemade chili powder and a jar of salsa and some fireroasted tomatoes.

Baked mac and cheese is in the oven now....topped with bacon.

Heather said...

Very jealous. I made nothing today. I am hoping to have at least part of a snow day tomorrow to try a cookie recipe.

With trying to go back to school and my crazy work schedule I don't see too many exciting dinners in my near future.

Love the colors of the soup!