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?