QUICK AND EASY CASSOULET
Like I never knew cassoulet was pronounced with a hard 't' at the end. I have been saying cassoulet like this- cass-o-lay. When I should have been saying cass-o-let.
1 cup navy beans or whatever beanage you have laying around
4 large tomatoes
1 cup onion
2 cloves garlic
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
2 small bay leaves
2 sprigs parsley
1 teaspoon thyme (if you have fresh even better- two sprigs)
1 kielbasa (roughly equivalent to four links)- I brown it first before adding it to the pot
Add all together if you like in a crock pot and let it go on low while you are working or whatever.
Or you can saute the onions in oil until golden, then add the garlic and cook for one minute more. Add in tomatoes, beans, salt and pepper to taste, bay leaves, thyme, parsley, chicken broth and sausage. Cook for 30 minutes or so on a gentle simmer.
Nonetheless, I am very proud of my husband. Seeing him in handy man action just gets my motor running!