January 25, 2016

Quick and Easy Meals for Frenzied SLPs

Quick Cassoulet is a speedy recipe for when you're short on time or energy

The Frenzied SLPs are back! This time we are sharing recipes that are simple and quick to make because we all know how hectic life can be for any SLP. If you're like me, you are drowning in referrals, evaluations, progress reports, and IEPs! I'm a big fan of popcorn supper if I have no energy to cook, but if you're looking for something with a little more sustenance, this meal is one of my absolute favorites. It only takes about 30 minutes start to finish, and it's super delicious :)

Quick Cassoulet
1 (16 oz.) kielbasa or polish sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4" slices
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes and chilies (aka Rotel)
8-10 oz. frozen corn (can also use canned corn)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
salt and pepper to taste 
Saute meat in large skillet or cast iron pan to brown sides. Add remaining ingredients. Season to taste with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Heat through, about 15 minutes. Makes ~6 servings.
Note: You can mix and match using the beans you like. We also add some diced jalapeƱos, cayenne pepper, or use spicy kielbasa sometimes to make it spicier. And we usually double everything except the kielbasa so we have more leftovers!

If you'd like to share your go-to quick and easy recipe to help other busy SLPs out, please join us using the link below. Thanks to Old School Speech, Speech Sprouts, and Speech2U for hosting this week!


  1. This looks amazing and the beans are so good for you too. I am half Polish so kielbasa is no stranger in my recipe book! I think I see a wine glass in your photo. Can't go wrong with that combination!

    1. Yes! I always feel fulfilled after eating this meal. Thanks for reading :)

  2. The spicier the better! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yummers! I'm going to have such fun with all my new recipes!

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    1. Thanks for reading :) This is really one of my favorite meals.

  5. Yum! This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You should try it! It really is delicious and super speedy to cook. :)

  6. My brother-in-law is polish and says this looks delicious!!

    1. I hope he tries it! It's yummy! Thanks for reading :)