12 August 2010

Oh Alfredo....

I'm baaaacccckkk! Sorry for the delay in posting. I went off the phenergan because I've not been having morning sickness. Yay! The bad thing about it is that I'm actually sleepier when I don't take it (meds that knock you out but don't make you groggy, I can deal with that). Yuck. Anyway, something else that's been fun about being preganant at the start of a new trimester is that I'm finally having cravings. Not for any one food in particular, oh no. That would be too easy. Instead, I crave breakfast food. I loath breakfast but force myself to eat something every morning because it's the most important meal of the day. Blah blah blah. I've been having cereal as an after dinner snack, craving pancakes with butter and waffles with cream cheese (don't knock it til you try it), and even considered eating an egg for a second or two (my mortal enemy).

Anyway, this post is not about breakfast. I just wanted to share something that was fun about being pregnant for me since I feel like all I did for the first three months was complain. Probably this weekend though, I'll give you the recipe for the pancakes we eat. So light and fluffy. Made froms cratch. What was I here to talk to you about again? Oh yeah, alfredo. I found a fun new recipe for an alfredo sauce on All Recipes that I desperately wanted to try the other night. Of course, me being me, I had to play with it.

I added broccoli and chicken (finally can deal with chicken again) and really wish I had thought about garlic before it was eaten, cause that would have been good. I was a bit worried when I added my cheese to the hot cream though. Since the recipe calls for mozzarella and provolone, cheese not really meant for cheese sauces, it kind of seized and looked like melted string cheese. Thankfully, I didn't just toss it in the garbage and start over, because as I continued to stir it wondering how to fix it, it came together. And boy did it come together! My taste buds may be off and making things taste a little different, but even I could tell through the mixed signals that it was good. Please try it. You won't be disappointed.

Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce
Recipe from All Recipes, adapted by me

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup butter (I used 2 Tbl here; I honestly would not use that much unless you've had success with a prior alfredo recipe calling for that much butter)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese (I cheated and used Sargento's 6 Italian Cheese Blend)
1 tsp ground nutmeg
  1. In a medium saucepan combine whipping cream, butter, and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter melts. Gradually stir in grated Parmesan cheese, grated mozzarella cheese, grated provolone cheese, and grated Romano cheese. Reduce heat to low, and continue to stir just until all cheese is melted.
  2. Serve immediately, sauce will thicken upon standing.


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

One of the fun things about being pregnant are the cravings and this is such a mild one compared to what's probably in store for you!
A lick of coal anyone???

That looks like a tasty recipe but I haven't heard of half the cheeses, I must invade my local deli and read some names.

Nice to have you back :-)

Megs said...

Oh, so glad to hear you're not feeling so sick anymore. My SIL was sick her entire pregnancy. :( The alfredo looks divine, but a little heavy for our hot, hot days up here. I think I'll have to save it for a fall treat. Yummers!

It's a Wonderful Mim said...

Mmm... You know I'm always game for anything chicken, broccoli, or alfredo (and I'm really game when they're all on the plate at one time!). Looks tasty as always Seester.

Anonymous said... is one of my favorites. There was a website that had common pantry items that you checked off if they were in stock in your kitchen and it would come up with brilliant recipes. Unfortunately, I lost track of the website. You think you could help?

Sunshine said...

Anonymous - Thanks for the comment. Im afraid I don't know what the site is, but I'm on the lookout for it now. If I find it, I'll feature a recipe here with a link so you can find it easily.