If you know me at all, you know that I love to cook for people. Its a special little piece of me that my close friends get to experience on the regular.
Tonight was Le Dîner de Famille (I used google for that, I’m not nearly accomplished enough to pull french phrases out of nowhere.) My roommates Beth and Amanda joined me for some phenomenal homemade alfredo sauce and pasta!
My firm belief is that everyone can cook, you just have to put the effort in to figure it out! I didn’t really use a recipe for this, I just went off of basic knowledge or what makes a cream sauce and what I remembered from making it earlier this year.
2 c. of heavy cream
1/2 c. of butter
10 oz of grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove of garlic
Heat the cream on medium to low heat, slice the butter and add it- constantly whisking to keep it from curdling.
Make sure you have your garlic chopped finely so you can just add it in- peel the garlic and crush it with the blade of your knife then chop it very finely. You want this sort of consistency-
Add the garlic and the cheese, stir it in slowly so it doesn’t clump up and melts well-
stir. stir. stir. stir. stir.
don’t stop stirring…
Once its reached the thickness that you would like you can remove it from the heat
Hopefully this whole time you have been cooking the pasta, chicken, bread or whatever item you are pairing the sauce with.
I chopped up some tomatoes to put on top of the pasta- I think the fresh tomatoes add a lot to the flavor.
You should end up with a great meal to share with some friends- warning, it is much more filling than you think!
Add the tomatoes, cracked pepper and a little bit of cayenne pepper, and you’ve got yourself some pasta to rival Olive Garden.