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This is another meal that is one of our family favorites. Michael requests my Alfredo each year for his birthday, and several times in between! Shawn usually grills chicken and/or shrimp and grills red peppers to. I steam broccoli and we serve them all with the Alfredo sauce over fettuccine noodles. You can serve this as a sauce over pasta dish to. On this occasion it was storming so we opted to brown the chicken in a sauce pan.
I'll just give you all the sauce recipe and you can add whatever meat or veggies you want. It's yumalicious!
Nancy's Homemade Alfredo Sauce
1 stick butter
8 oz. cream cheese, 1 package (softened)
12 oz. fresh shredded parmesan cheese
4 cups half and half
garlic powder (about 2 tsp or to taste)
nutmeg (a generous dash)...optional
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
Add butter to saucepan and melt over low heat. Add cream cheese and mash up lumps. Add parmesan and stir. Add half and half and continue stirring. Add garlic powder, nutmeg and some pepper and continue stirring over low-med heat until thoroughly heated. Serve over hot fettucine noodles with your choice of toppings. We usually grill chicken and red peppers (they are wonderful grilled and cut into strips with this) and add some steamed brocolli.
*The parmesan cheese sometimes appears not to completely melt and makes the sauce look lumpy...it's really not and once you put this over hot noodles it melts further and is not a texture issue at all.
I also served some garlic bread sticks in little weathered tin pails from Decorator's Friend. The pails do not say food safe so I lined them with aluminum foil so no food would touch. I got so many compliments on the bread served this way! Looks cute as can be! I used store bought bread sticks and generously brushed butter on both sides, sprinkled with garlic and a spice mixture called Kicken Chicken. Normally I'd have sprinkled a little dried parsley for color but didn't have any...the Kicken Chicken was really yummy! I think you can buy it at any grocery store.
I also got these green tin cones from Decorator's Friend. I used them in my birdcage tablescape last night and got so many compliments on them that I used them again for my napkins. They look really pretty with my olive green transferware.
This ranuculus flower came permanently set in an old fashioned milk bottle...I got a set of six, each in different colors and they look so real. My Mom and Mother in law both had to give it a feel to see if it was real! I thought they were so pretty!
Hope you try the Alfredo soon!
Here's Michael Michael, our oldest and a fan of this Alfredo!
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