Tuesday, January 4, 2011

because the question comes every day "dinner?"

it is the sad truth. every night i come home. every night i stand helplessly staring at the cupboards, hoping, praying even- that the ingredients will come to life and organize themselves into something delicious. but they never do.

yes, i am a pretty good cook.

but sometimes your mind can't fathom having tacos, or spaghetti, one more night.

so hopelessly i turn to brett-

"brett, what do you want for dinner?" brett replies, "ionno lauren, spaghetti sounds good" in my mind i sigh.... i can't fathom spaghetti once more for dinner! " so i turn at the pantry, look over my shoulder and say" BD, we have had that like a zillion times the past few months. he answers my plea by saying "well, tacos sound good"

?! ??!!?!? taco's
in my mind i'm thinking awwwwwwwwww not again!

so then i turn to my laptop and google "things to make with chicken" or "recipes with tomatoes" about a zillion recipes pop up, all having reviews. i choose the ones with five stars.

its never a five star recipe. and i'm always upset because the dish took an hour to make and i use like 20 dollars in ingredients to produce a so so dinner.

come on now people. tell me i'm not the only one that ever does this?! i know everyone is guilty from time to time of not knowing what to make, so they turn to the "ever so friendly" frozen burrito. we must ban together! share our favorite meals!

i'm going to start by posting one of my favorites, and i hope my friends will follow suite and do the same on their blogs- lets not be stingy folks! our dinner is on the line ; )

Muy deliciouso fettucini alfredo!

trust me when i say that it is VERY good. (pictured above, we added chicken, spinach, and shrimp)

1 green onion
1/2-1 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup half and half
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 tbsp parsley
3 oz of cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt

*once you get the basics down you can add other yummy things into the recipe like shrimp, chicken, broccoli, asparagus, fresh spinach, all depending on your liking

1. on low heat, add butter, garlic, pepper, basil, parley, salt into a sauce pan. once butter is melted and garlic is slightly cooked add half and half, cream cheese. continue heating on low heat until sauce starts to slightly bubble. add green onion and parmesan cheese. (with cheese start with a 1/2 cup and continue adding until sauce obtains desired thickness. FYI powdered parmesan will thicken easier than grated or fresh) add *other desired ingredients. serve over favorite pasta!



Jim and Nicole said...

Getting dinner started has got to be the hardest part of life, I don't think I've cooked at all this week :/
that fettuccine looks YUMMY

the davis family said...

try it! you will love it!