Have You Got 10 Min?

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Somehow I ended up at the mall the other night and was walking through Barnes and Noble where I saw all these tables with reduced priced items.  Most of it was Christmas items marked down to $2 but there was a table for 2010 tear-off-daily calendars (is there a name for that?).  There was one last Joy of Cooking calendar and I just had to get it. 

On the back of the calendar box it had a preview of some of the calendar pages and one was a recipe for Fettucini Alfredo.  I needed an easy and quick lunch the next day and it looked easy enough. 

All it took was the time for the pasta to cook.  While the pasta cooked, I made the sauce and once the pasta was done, the sauce was ready to mix in.  If you’ve got 10 min, you’ve got time to for a home-made meal. 

Fettucini Alfredo (from Joy of Cooking)

1 lb fettucini or tagliatelle pasta

1 stick of butter

1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream

1 cup (40z) parmasean cheese, shredded

salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, bring water to boil with a generous amount of salt.  Once the water has boiled, add in the pasta and stir.  Cook for about 10-13 min, till el dente. 

While the pasta is cooking, in a skillet melt the butter.  Add the whipping cream and cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.  Mix and cook till combine.  Turn off heat. 

Once the pasta is cooked, drain in a colander. Add pasta to the sauce in the skillet and mix.  Viola done!

This dish goes a long way so your normal serving size might need to be reduced.  You can also add grilled chicken if you’d like. 


I realized I hadn’t had a juice box in ages and I just had to pick up a pack when I was grocery shopping.  The ingredients are pretty decent AND it’s Elmo endorsed.  I was wondering, why does Elmo always talk in third person?


3 thoughts on “Have You Got 10 Min?

    sarah said:
    January 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    lol because elmo, like sarah, is super awesome ! 😀

    arshia said:
    January 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    i love juice boxes!

    Aisha said:
    January 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    mmmm cheese!

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