Day 363: Quickie

December 29, 2007

I am very much in danger of going out with a fizzle rather than a bang this year. I am so tired I can barely stand up, or sit down for that matter. So, without further ado; Quick Cassoulet Stuffed Bread Melts. A cassoulet is a slow-cooked bean and meat casserole, this meal is obviously much faster to prepare. We used chorizo and hot Italian sausage which we browned in a pan. Then garlic, onions, thyme, carrots and a bay leaf were added, white beans bulked everything out, then the pan was deglazed with white wine. The mixture was piled onto the hollowed out bread shells, topped with Swiss cheese and browned under the grill.

Something about the cheese on top of meat on a slice of baguette reminded me of bad generic French Bread Pizza, but actually it was pretty tasty. It seemed much more like a tomato-free meaty pizza than anything related to a casserole. Which is not to say that it was bad; the mixture was rich and flavourful. I did find the beans and carrots to be odd in a sandwich, but maybe that was because of the pizza feeling. Tomorrow we actually make a bread pizza with Nacho Bread Pizza.

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  • Reply Stephanie December 30, 2007 at 10:30 am

    I’ve been reading your blog since – ooh, August – and wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much I’ve enjoyed it.

    The project itself is, of course, absolutely bonkers, but I admire you all for sticking to it through thick and thin – (or should I say, over-portioned and bland!) and would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and enjoyable New Year’s Eve, and all the best for 2008.

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