Mindy here and I'm wondering, have you ever assumed a favorite dish you only ordered when you went out to eat was really involved and difficult to make so you never considered making it?
That's exactly how I was about Alfredo sauce. It was so creamy, so decadent that it had to involve a long lengthy process. Then my son was studying for exams and asked for Chicken Alfredo.
Um, okay. Yeah, I'll look into that.
Well, I wasn't about to order out, so I turned to the internet.
What's this? There are only three ingredients in Alfredo sauce? Ingredients I actually have in the fridge?
This was so meant to be.
So I grabbed a couple of boneless chicken breasts from the freezer, thawed them in the microwave and tossed them on the grill. You could also bake them in the oven or simply cut them into cubes and cook them in a skillet on the stovetop. You could even use leftover chicken.
Now for the sauce and those three simple ingredients.
Oops. My bad.
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 - 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
Melt the butter in a skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat.
As if you've never seen butter melt before.
Add the cream.
Stir to combine, then add the grated parmesan.
Stir/whisk until cheese in completely melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon sauce over your favorite pasta (the boy prefers penne), add the chicken and enjoy.
And enjoy we did.
I couldn't believe it was so easy. And that I'd never made it before. Now it's one of our go-to quick dishes. Okay, just not on a daily basis. I mean, with all that fat, it's definitely a treat.
The other day Mary Jane was lamenting the heat where she lives. And while we're not quite that hot here, it is summertime in Texas and everyone is trying to beat the heat.
Make that every thing.
The cows are doing their best to stay cool.
Even the bull decided to take a dip.
Now it's your turn.
Have you ever hesitated to make something because you thought it was too difficult, only to discover it was way easier than you expected?
Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband and the last of her five children. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com