REQUESTED RECIPE-fettuccine alfredo with chicken
Sep. 8, 2009 3:30 pm
Updated: Sep. 19, 2009 5:20 pm
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND...GREAT WEATHER, GREAT FRIENDS, AND GREAT FOOD!
I spent the majority of the weekend running around shopping with my soon to be college freshman. We can only bring one carload of stuff up to the dorms...our car will be driving itself..no room for us!
This is our third and last to see off to college. Such a bittersweet time. You want them to grow up and begin their own lives and yet I find myself looking at little ones getting on the school bus and thinking, wow, where did the time go. She's ready, I'm sort of ready...life propels us forward even if not!
My friend Becky thought that since so many of us were in the "send them off to college" time of life, that all the parents should have a party to celebrate/mourn the event. We had a great time Sunday night with lots of wonderful food..........grilled burgers,fabulous crock pot beans, colorful interesting salads, Becky's new passion..canning..produced a great sweet,spicy green pepper jelly that I personally downed in copious amounts!....of course one of Elaine's wonderful chocolate desserts was a great finish...and I brought the allrecipes.com banana cake which seemed to go over well. What a time we had! You know women have to get in about 4,000 words a day to feel good....I'm sure I got my quota filled.
It was good to share some of the doubts,excitement and hallelujahs with others sending our precious kids off to a new part of their life.....and so a new chapter begins for all.
HERE'S THE ALFREDO RECIPE SOME OF YOU REQUESTED:
3 cooked chicken breasts
1 pkg fettuccine
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
Juice of 1/2 lemon plus more to taste
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan
lemon zest to taste
pinch grated nutmeg
S&P...use white pepper if you don't want to ruin the all white look
Cook you chicken and boil your pasta....drain pasta and hold it with a little olive oil so it doesn't stick
-into a large skillet, pour 1/2 the amount of cream and juice of 1/2 lemon
-add all the butter just until it melts
-remove from heat and stir in the pasta
-add the remaining cream and parmesan to the pasta
-add the cooked chicken, lemon zest, nutmeg, S&P and toss
-return all to the heat and adjust the seasoning adding more lemon juice or zest if you like
-toss it on the heat for about 1 minute to thicken slightly
Enjoy while rejoicing, crying, or dreaming of your kids going off to college!