Hi, I was wondering if you would like to take a quick trip to Italy with me today?
warning: You may be a thinkin in Italiano after this a post. lol!
First of all-a, Let’s a sprinkle some a fresh asparagus with olive oil, and lemon pepper. We will roast it in a the oven at a 350degrees. Not too a long, just a barely tender. It will soften up more when added to the a main dish.
Mean-a-while we make a white Alfredo sauce. Recipe will follow at the end.
We cook a little bacon, boil a little chicken, and cut up a bit of ham. A lot of a meat, I know, but oh so delicious!
Missed this picture, but I will tell you a good hint for cooking chicken. Put boneless chicken breasts in a pot of water, bring to a boil, cover and turn off heat. Let sit for 20 minutes. Voila (oh, that’s French), perfectly tender cooked chicken!
Now we a sauté some a onion in olive oil or butter. I used butter. Cook a it slow on low until caramelized. Then add mushrooms and a red pepper. What, You no like a mushrooms Well then a just a leave a them out!
Cook a bit of a pasta. Bow tie, angel hair, whatever you like a! I used a Fettuccini because that’s a all I had.,
Place pasta in serving dish, add vegetables and meat trio Alfredo. Sprinkle with a bit more fresh Parmesan and a halved grape tomatoes.
It’s a delicious ‘Pasta Medley’ Named by my friend, Peggy who gave me this yummy recipe.:
Make a rue using 4 Tbs. butter, 4 Tbs. flour. Add l Qt. half & half or cream. Cook till thickened. Add milk to thin. (I used half & half and then added 1/2 pt. cream). Add 1/2 to 2 cups parmesan or asiago cheese. ( I used an entire sm. pkg. of Italian cheese blend.) a bit of onion and garlic powder.
Add what you like of the three meats. I added more chicken and just a bit of ham and bacon
Hubby and I enjoyed it with a yummy spinach salad with candied pecans, raspberries, kiwi’s, mandarin oranges,, poppy dressing; and some fresh bread. If you’re a wine drinker that would set the mood. As for me, I just wished I was watching “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Love that movie!
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