Things happened today.
Maybe I should clarify.
Things happen every day. But today, more things than usual happened. Which is why A. I’m posting later than usual and B. it’s a throwaway post.
I’m sorry. I really, truly am. I’ll get back to writing things worth reading in a day or two.
Anyway, the other night, Husband asked me to make fettucini alfredo, something I have never made before.
Actually, it went something like this:
Him: “Hey hon?”
Him: “Can you make fettucini alfredo tonight?”
Me: “….. Um.”
Him: “Pretty please?”
Me: “But I don’t like alfredo…”
Him: “Pretty please?” [Endearing smile]
Me: [Suspicious glare] “… You win this round…”
It would seem I’m a sucker for smiles.
So, we found a recipe, got the wrong ingredients, and bunked it up. However, it turned out amazingly, and is now the only alfredo sauce I will eat.
(THIS IS NOT A HEALTHY RECIPE, IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW ALREADY)
5 asparagus stalks, chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup sweet cream butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons garlic
1 box Fettucini pasta
1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
2. In small frying pan, heat olive oil. Saute mushrooms and asparagus to desired amount, about three to five minutes. (I left the asparagus kind of crunchy — it added some texture to the dinner.)
3. Remove from heat, set aside.
4. In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium/medium-low heat.
5. Stir in flour until mixture is smooth.
6. Stir in half and half; simmer on low heat for about five minutes, stirring constantly.
7. Add garlic and cheese.
8. Stir mixture until smooth and heated thoroughly.
9. Remember the pasta and veggies you set aside? Toss them into the alfredo pot and mix it all up until the sauce coats everything.
10. Serve warm (or refrigerate) and enjoy!
Husband liked the dinner so much he ate it for the next three meals. I’m not kidding about that, either. Later, he added some seasoned and grilled chicken to the dish and said it was delicious, so that’s something else worth trying.
Has a goofed up recipe ever turned into the most amazing thing ever for you? Do you like your foods to have a kick to them, or do you prefer blander dishes? Feel free to try this recipe out and tell me how it goes for you!