Quick post today! I know as a food blogger I usually post my own recipes…but sometimes, when things get busy, it’s nice to rely on other people. And by people I mean cookbooks, magazines, online recipe sites and blogs. You know, the ones full of recipes that have already been tested and approved?
I have a huge collection of cookbooks and cooking magazines…and we all know I read a lot of blogs….but I’m pretty terrible about actually trying out all the recipes I collect. My mom, on the other hand, is great at it. Sure she has her favorite recipes that she makes time and time again, but she also reads a lot of cookings magazines and she actually tries out the recipes that sound good!
While she was here helping us out with baby while I was in the hospital, she did all the cooking. And before she left earlier this week, she cooked a couple of meals to feed us for the rest of the week.
We tried one of the meals the night she left and it was a huge hit with both hubby and me. I asked her where she got the recipe and she pointed me to Eating Well. I decided it might be fun to challenge myself to start cooking some of the meals I find and occasionally share a quick review with you guys!
So we’ll start with this one, even though I didn’t make it!
It was called a Cassoulet. Or, as hubby affectionately dubbed it- a meat pot.
The term meat pot is pretty accurate actually. It’s made with 3 different meats- chicken, pork and kielbasa sausage, plus beans and veggies. Hubby and I loved having a variety of meats all in one dish. I said if I were to make it again, I’d leave out the chicken. Hubby disagreed- saying the chicken was like a nice surprise after a few bites of sausage. We both agreed the pork was the best.
You cook it in a dutch oven and put it in the oven for a couple of hours so the flavors really develop. It’d be a great meal to make and let cook while you’re getting things done around the house on a weekend. Overall, the dish has great flavor and it makes a big batch so we were able to enjoy the leftovers for a couple of days. My mom had some extra meat, so we put it in the freezer and I can use it to make something else in the future OR repeat this recipe and already have a good head start!
If you’re interested in checking out the recipe you can find it here: