Having spent today on a guided tour of some of Leeds' independent coffee shops we completely neglected to organise our evening meal. Luckily for us we had some ready-made options to fall back on. Our freezer is always well stocked but after a day drinking coffee we turned to the store cupboard.
We have a couple of relatives that do quite a lot of work in Europe and whenever they return, they always bring us some foodie treats. High on our wish list of French treats is cassoulet. For some reason the French tin really good food. A tin of beans and sausages in Blighty is a horrible thing but the duck, beans and sausage that come out of the French tins are wonderful. They are stodgy, but a rocket salad* and a crusty baguette soon add some crunch and freshness to the meal.