Yesterday was monthly shopping. It is an all day event because the store I love is and hour away from my house. There is also lunch out at Pickle Barrel. My kids love that place and it is on the way to the store. Can't shop on an empty stomach! We didn't get home until after 5pm and, of course, I didn't premake anything for dinner because we had no food! So, Pioneer Woman's fettuccini alfredo to the rescue! This is, by far, the simplest, tastiest alfredo recipe I have ever made.
- 1 lb. Fettuccini Noodles
- 1 Stick Butter (this is Pioneer Woman after all!!)
- 1 C. Heavy Cream
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 C. freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (Please don't use that Kraft stuff. It is NOT the same)
When pasta is done, drain it and set aside for just a second. Take 1/2 the cheese and put it in the pot you cooked the pasta in. Pour the cream and butter mixture over it and stir it to combine. Dump the pasta on top of that and mix it up very well. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the pasta. Serve immediately.
Because I forgot to get any veggies prepped beforehand, I added a bag of frozen peas to the boiling pasta during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. We would have had homemade french bread but hubby ate every.single.piece! Anyway, it really hit the spot. If you really want to add a new dimension to it, add a few drops of hot sauce to it. I don't know why it works but it really makes it taste even better, and I don't even like hot sauce!
I did have a picture of the finished product but apparently Blogger knows how bad a photographer I am and they have caused my picture insert button to not work.