Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nancy's Alfredo Sauce w/ Bread sticks in a bucket


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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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28 comments:

  1. This look fantastic! Alfredo sauce is my favorite! Thanks!

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  2. Wow! Alfredo with cream cheese.:) That sounds divine. My teenager requests this also. I will have to try the cream cheese in it. Yum. Your table setting is gorgeous. I love the warm glow from the candle.

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  3. Nancy, I love alfedo sauce too! Doesn't everyone? I think so! Wonderful recipe and I never have made shrimp to go along with it.
    As usual, your transferware is wonderful and I am really considering a set of brown transferware. Delicious, both the dish and the dishes!
    hugs,
    Yvonne

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  4. Alfredo with cream cheese! I WILL try this!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. Looks very very good! One of my favorites, thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  6. Sounds very tasty... will give it a try! Love the green cubist glassware! I have some of those, too! ...Karen

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  7. I do love a good afredo sauce and this looks like a really great recipe that I need to try. Joni

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  8. I have a son who LOVES alfredo too. Actually, we all love it.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  9. Oh Yum! I will be cooking that soon!! Thank~you!!
    Nancy
    www.coeurdalenegifts.com

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  10. Definitely a fan of Alfredo sauce, and served on this lovely, romantic setting makes it all the more special. Love all the various elements of this table. You make everything looks stunning!

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  11. Sounds really yummy. I will try to make it. I just have to figger out what is "half and half"? Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  12. Hi Johanna,

    Half and Half is one half part whole milk to one half part cream. Hope you try it, we love it!

    Nancy

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  13. This looks awesome!! I have a recipe for a vodka cream sauce that is just about to die for...I'm thinking this one is, too!! I will have to try this!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  14. Now this is an Alfredo sauce that even I can make! I love your rustic table scape! :)

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  15. I found your blog while browsing another and so glad I did. Thank you for sharing recipe and I will definitely try it.
    Great pictures you have on your blog.
    Have a Beautiful Day,
    Betsy

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  16. This looks delicious!! And I love the dishes, too, of course.

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  17. Hi Nancy,
    Your table setting is wonderful...I love the metal cones and flowers in the milk bottles. Alfredo is Hubby's absolute favorite meal. Your recipe sounds yummy!

    I have a surprise for you. Check out my latest post.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  18. I like making Alfredo sauce myself too, but I use a simpler recipe. I am going to try yours. Everything looks so delicious.

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  19. I am intrigued that your sauce has cream cheese, sounds good and everything looks so perfect! Cute tablescape, Joan

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  20. OH my heavens your alfredo looks heavenly! My absolute favorite! YUMMY!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  21. what a perfect dish for a handsome young man.

    happy birthday to him.

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  22. You just scored in such a big way with this whole thing. Alfredo is my all time favorite thing to eat, and yours looks delicious. I like to use Kick'n Chicken too! We got some as part of a grilling themed gift, and I'm a big old fan. PLUS I just love your tablescape. Those little cones for the napkins are the perfect compliment to the bread stick pails. Both are perfect with the colors. SO CUTE. I love this.

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  23. Alfredo and cream cheese sounds deliciously rich. Your tablescape had some wonderful touches.

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  24. Nothing much new with comment #24 - looks wonderful and YES I WILL MAKE THIS! THANKS!!!

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  25. Great looking dish on a great looking table. It's no wonder your son requests this meal. YUM!

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  26. This looks delish! I love alfredo!


    Thank you for sharing!
    Sherry

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  27. Your table looks delicious and so does that alfredo! Yum!

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  28. Yum! I love alfredo! And your table looks wonderful!

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