What’s better than cooking a delicious dinner for loved ones? Cooking along side your loved ones!
There are two kinds of people: those who are just present in the room and those who brighten the room they are in. My sweet Amy is in the latter group. You just cannot be in a bad mood when Amy is nearby. She has a smile and a spirit that shines brightly and warms you, welcomes you, comforts you.
Amy has been a joy and pure delight to me every single day of her 27 years – she turns 27 TODAY! If any of you out there are on the fence about whether to have children, please call me and let me talk about my daughter Amy. Plan on talking for about 3 hours because it will take me that long to tell you all the reasons I am so lucky that Amy is my daughter.
I usually make a birthday dinner for each of my kids – letting them pick their menu. But last night, Amy cooked for us for her birthday dinner. She is growing to love to cook, and has a few recipes in her repertoire that are spectacular. Alfredo Sauce is one of them.
Never, not even at fancy expensive Italian restaurants, have I ever tasted an Alfredo sauce as delicious as Amy’s. It is not just thickened cream with some garlic thrown in, but an intensely flavorful and full bodied sauce. (( WARNING: DO NOT MAKE THIS SAUCE IF YOU ARE COUNTING CALORIES. This the ultimate rich, fatty sauce! )) Try this one for a decadent Meatless Monday treat!
The Pecorino Romano and Parmesano Reggiano combination adds intense depth and flavor, and the cream cheese is much more flavorful than just plain cream. I say forget the pasta – just give me a bowl of Amy’s sauce and a spoon!
Read on for Amy’s recipe in her own words ~
AMY’S FAVORITE BIRTHDAY ALFREDO SAUCE
I usually double this recipe if you have more than 8ish people (which we usually do). Â Â * 1/4 cup butter Â Â * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese Â Â * 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or sauteed garlic in olive oil) Â Â * 2 cups 2 per cent milk Â Â * 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, 3 oz shredded parmesan cheese, 3 oz Pecorino Romano cheese Â Â * Black pepper to taste Directions 1. Melt butter in non-stick saucepan over medium heat. 2. Add cream cheese and garlic powder/garlic, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. 3. Then add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. 4. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken, thin with milk if needed. mmmmmmmm. -A
other notable takes on Alfredos: Alfredo Penne with Bacon and Broccoli, Buns in my Oven Home Made Alfredo Sauce, Jamie's Recipes Skinny Alfredo Sauce, Real Life Foodies Adventures
--posted by Donna