Friday, January 30, 2009
I made this again tonight for dinner and added sliced carrots to it. I boiled the carrots in a pan for 10-15 minutes and then added the dry noodles to them to cook. It was even better. YUM!
I decided to make an Alfredo sauce from scratch. I didn't have the little pocket of mix and didn't want to go to the store. I made my OWN! From SCRATCH!
I was even missing the heavy cream that all the recipes called for, so I looked up a substitute for that. Beware: This is NOT a diet recipe. Chicken Alfredo just sounded so yummy to me:
Here's what I did:
-1/4 cup Butter
-1 cup Heavy Cream
(substitute-melt 1/3 cup butter in microwave, add 3/4 cup milk, 1 Tablespoon Flour to thicken.)
-1 clove Garlic (I actually used about 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder)
-1/2 cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (I actually used the powdered Kraft kind)
-1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley (I actually used about 2 Tablespoons of dry parsley)
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley and serve.
I cut up two chicken breasts and browned them in a frying pan with 1/4 teaspoon garlic and 1 Tablespoon Parsley and then combined the sauce with the chicken. I boiled Vermicelli noodles (Size between spaghetti and angel hair) and put the sauce on the noodles on the plates.
Elizabeth practically licked her plate and had two helpings. Andy had two helpings (Elizabeth's were smaller) and Olivia liked it a lot too. Elizabeth said it was the best ever and said it over and over. I guess it was a hit! Vincent had some all cut up too and he ate it, but spilled most of it. Elizabeth said I should make it all the time, so I asked her if she wanted it for lunch tomorrow. She said she does. Then, I asked her if she wanted it for breakfast too. She says she does, (but she won't get it.) I think I'll be making this one again. I love being able to search online for recipes and substitutions. It makes everything so much easier!