Welcome Snow??!?!!

Um….I hate to say it….but, uh….you know all the snow that we’ve had this winter? It’s the Ranting Wife’s fault.

Shortly after Thanksgiving, I got all of the winter decorations out of the attic. Other than the Christmas stuff, we have a snowman quilt, a snowman candle holder, a miniature sled, a few other things and a front door decoration that says “Welcome Snow!”.

She did it. She put up the welcome sign for all this snow.

If it were up to me the sign would say “Get the F*#^ Out Of Here Snow!” How long until spring?

Smoked Sausage Cassoulet

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As long as it is snowing, this is a delicious, hearty dish. The picture is not much to look at but trust me, it is really good.

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Beans and pork, pork and more pork.

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Two little slices of bacon.

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Mashing some of the beans. This helps thicken it up.

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In the slow cooker.

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All done.

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Serve it with a piece of French bread and eat up!

Smoked Sausage Cassoulet

Servings: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup cassoulet, 1 teaspoon cheese, and 1 teaspoon parsley)


2 bacon slices
2 cups chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 pound lean boneless pork loin roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 pound reduced-fat smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8 teaspoons finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
8 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add onion, thyme, rosemary, and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in crumbled bacon, salt, pepper, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

2. Place half of beans in a large bowl; mash with a potato masher until chunky. Add remaining half of beans, pork, and sausage; stir well. Place half of bean mixture in a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker; top with half of tomato mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Nutritional Info: Calories 249
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 7.6 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 22.2 g
Carbohydrate 23.8 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 627 mg
Calcium 89 mg

Source: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/smoked-sausage-cassoulet

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Categories: Cheese3, French, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soup and Stew

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Welcome Snow??!?!!”

  1. February 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

    Sounds perfect for the weather we’re having–cold, colder, and colder yet.



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