A Worry

We’ve finally got some snow, and as it’s a Saturday I just put some beans-a-soaking to make some cassoulet. I’m using black beans, though, instead of the “proper” white ones and I’m more than a little afraid the Gourmand Patrol™ will come and take away my Jacques Pepin Decoder Ring…

ths update: From an equally snow-bound Kcruella, to help you get through it:

Circus Peanut

Equal parts: Pinnacle whipped vodka
99 Bananas
French vanilla creamer
dash of grenadine for color

Chill, shake and serve

Had “Bingley” written all over it with that ghastly name.

Bingley Update: Turned out rather tasty, if I do say so myself

especially with the bacon/romano biscuits

9 Responses to “A Worry”

  1. JeffS says:

    That sounds tasty, and I’d make it, except I would need to drive to the store and get the makings.

    That’s a problem because we had freezing rain last night, which fell on top of the frozen snow crust that we have thanks to several days of freezing rain on top of a thin layer of snow.

    Now the temperature is going for the low 40’s. I’m hoping the rain stays away for a few days.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Wait ’til Laura sees that!

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    However, as I am lacking those ingredients I will have to content myself with a caipirinha.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Chicken. Suits your sour nature, however.

  5. Yes, substitute black beans, also substitute a very fatty mass of roasted pork shoulder for the meatstuffs. But call it cassoulet anyway, just to piss off the kids who watch too much Food Network.

  6. C. Mathews says:

    Oh sure, white is “proper” and black is something to be ashamed about. I hear your dog whistle. Raaaaacist!

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, I am planning on using some pork butt, grilled buzzard and grilled legolambola as the fleisch units…

  8. Dr Alice says:

    I think what you have there, sir, is feijoada (not sure of the spelling), which is a Brazilian stew of black beans and meat. Many different types of meat are used and a lot of them are smoked, so not so different from cassoulet.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hey Doc! Yeah, that’s exactly what I thought too, it really is like feijoada (which I’ve made before) except that feijoada is really exclusively various pork products. Tasty all around!

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