Saturday, February 18, 2017

From Farm to Table: Alfredo Sauce

     I don't know about all of you, but when the words "quick" and "easy" are used to describe a recipe, I'm throwing my hands up in the air...Hallelujah! With 5 mouths to feed and one of them being extremely picky, I struggle to find something that makes everybody happy. I refuse to be a short order cook. What I've made for dinner is what we're having, end of story. 

     I found this recipe on my All Recipes app. This go-to app is a must have! I've discovered so many delicious, family approved dishes and when you're at a loss for something to make, it has an option that assists you in figuring it out based on ingredients you already have and your allotted cooking time. I mean, you can't go wrong. 

     This alfredo sauce was delicious. I'm not usually a huge fan of alfredo sauces but this one was so light and tasty. Add a salad and some garlic bread and voilà!

     Believe it or not, I don't really like to cook. Baking and breakfast foods aside, it's not my cup of tea. I see it as a burden during the week, honestly. I'm being pulled in so many directions Monday through Friday, that by the time 5pm rolls around and our day slowly comes to an end, the last thing I want to be doing is standing in the kitchen, mulling over a meal. I'd rather be cuddled up with my kiddos, hearing about their days, reading books, playing, and watching our favorite shows together. So when I do happen across a recipe that is fast to make, simple to throw together, and yummy to boot, I immediately want to share it with others who may have crazy, busy lives as well.

     When I'm faced with a dilemma, as a mom, like my dislike for cooking during the week, I try my hardest to come up with a creative solution that satisfies all involved, so I've been encouraging and welcoming my older two into the kitchen lately to help me cook and gain life skills while they're at it. My older son, who will be 4 next month, practically made this alfredo sauce on his own. He helped me measure out all of the ingredients and was fully capable of mixing them all into the sauce pan, when the recipe called for it, all by himself. While we cooked together, I heard all about his day at school, the friends he played with, and what he wants to wear next week for his first ever School Picture Day. Two birds, one stone - a delicious meal made and quality time with one of my babies; I call that a win-win in my book.

"Creativity can solve almost any problem."
~ George Lois

Enjoy, my friends!

Alfredo Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


* 1/4 cup butter
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. 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. Then add parsley and serve.

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