I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have recovered! Between Thanksgiving and my son’s birthday, I think I have finally emerged from the food coma I was in and am ready and raring to go for the next leg of the holidays! But that requires fuel, and so I have a rustic, quick and easy cassoulet dinner to share with you – perfect for those nights when you want something filling, nutritious and quick! But before we get to that, let’s talk about…shopping.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you know that I am not talking about clothes, electronics or any of that “stuff”. Nope, I am talking about FOOD – which is my favorite kind of shopping!! With all of the holiday celebrations coming up, I need to restock the larder, and I find that that means trips to multiple different stores for different ingredients. Or at least it did.
Recently, I attended the grand opening of Lazy Acres, a new grocery store that is dedicated to natural and organic, farm fresh foods. Combining the best aspects of Whole Foods, Bristol Farms and Sprouts, Lazy Acres has it all – beautiful fresh and organic produce, meats and seafood, artisan and gourmet cheeses, a coffee and juice bar, and made to order wood fired pizzas and sandwiches – and all at a competitive price point!!!
As I cruised the aisles I realized that I had finally found what might just be the perfect grocery store since it carried just about everything I need and use… like my new favorite goat cheese from Redwood Hill Farms.. Of course, I needed bread to go with it and guess what I found? Another favorite… bread from La Brea Bakery!
Seeing all of this beautiful and nutritious food definitely inspired me … not to mention made me hungry!! This Quick and Easy Cassoulet Dinner truly hit the spot and has become one of my new “go to” dinners and with Melissa’s Produce Ready to Eat Steamed Lentils, this Quick and Easy Cassoulet dinner is an easy weeknight meal!