Ever notice that the day you have multiple errands to run is the same day that they forecast 2-4 inches of rainfall? Murphy’s Law? Bad Luck? Twist of Fate?
I decide that today is a perfect day for a cassoulet! Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! After a quick run to the grocery for replenishment of staples and such it is time to make a small lunch and dive into household chores. A half sandwich of capicola, prosciutto, provolone, lettuce and aioli witha lightly dressed salad fills the bill.
Running errands for decorative articles for my Client’s household is kinda fun! I must say I am enjoying myself! Rain be damned, who cares about a few showers?! Hah! I score some great finds and do so within budget.
Once back at the house, I begin my cassoulet. Thankfully, I did my mise en place before I left to run the errands, so it comes together rather easily. My cassoulet will include sweet italian sausage, chicken, and pork but no duck so it is a modified recipe. The aroma is really intoxicating as it cooks due to the thyme, rosemary and parsley melding with the aromatics of fennel, onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Simmer…simmer…simmer……..
A little cheese and crackers before dinner. A side salad, a piece of crusty bread…a great glass of red wine. Life is good.