Saturday, January 31, 2009

Recipe of the Week 1/31/09

Just a little disclaimer - my recipes of the week are not necessarily part of my current, more "weight-conscious" menu. These are recipes I love, that I fix for my family and watch enviously while they enjoy! And I usually sneak a bite or 2 off my 2 year old's plate!

This week: Easy Alfredo Sauce
Found this recipe on allrecipes.com and my family really enjoyed it - plus it's super easy!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup heavy cream

DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl, beat butter and Parmesan with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add cream, a little at a time, until mixture resembles softly scrambled eggs. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

It really "creams" up when mixed with the hot noodles. We like to mix in some grilled chicken and serve with a healthy spinach salad!

The first time I made it, thought it wouldn't be enough and I doubled the recipe - there was no need! I ended up calling my friend/neighbor and told her not to bother making dinner, just come over and grab the other half of mine!

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