Posted at 6:44 am
I don’t know how it happened, but I did not get a picture of this dish finished. Let me tell you, though, it was very good. I have my own recipe for Alfredo sauce that I found online called Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce and it is delicious. My husband asks for it all the time and he’s not a big pasta guy. It is very heavy and fattening, but definitely worth the splurge. THIS sauce from Mom’s recipe box is also delicious, but much lighter and easier to make. As the person who cooks in the house, I would definitely pick Mom’s recipe over the BTOG, especially in the summer. It is creamy and smooth and oh so tasty! I also like that the recipe is written in Mom’s handwriting on a piece of stenographer’s paper. She didn’t know shorthand, but she always used a stenographer’s notebook for writing down her notes. I guess they are the perfect size, not too big and not too small. Here’s a picture of Mom’s recipe and then I’ve typed it out for you. If you like Alfredo, or if you think all alfredo is heavy, you should definitely try this one. I added chicken breast to mine, but you could also add shrimp, or vegetables, or anything you like.
6 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups half & half
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1/8 tsp. pepper
Heat butter in 2 qt. saucepan 3 min. Add garlic, saute 2 mins. Stir in half & half, cook 3 min. Stir occasionally. Stir in cheese, parsley and pepper.
You can’t get much simpler than that. Give it a try! I hope you enjoy this recipe from Mom’s Recipe Box. Coming up this week is “Drumsticks” (The recipe looks easy and I bet kids love it!),Jell-o Popsicles and Taco Burgers…YUM!
Have a Creative Day!
Posted at 7:05 pm
I’m really sorry that the recipes are all blurry when I crop them and paste them in the post. Someday I’ll take the time to figure out a better way to put them in. This one is just a piece of plastic packaging, like she cut it from a bag of ???. It’s another one that is easy to make and tastes pretty good. My daughter had a unique comment. She said it tasted almost like tomato soup and she was right, it was similar. I used it on chicken stir-fry and served it over short grain brown rice. I like stir-fry and the kids like it, but the guy who pays the bills, not so much.
Well, I got the settings right on one picture! I haven’t fixed the time/date settings on my camera yet either.
I have to double all of my recipes, so there is a lot more here than a single recipe would make. I initially used 6 Tbsp. of cornstarch, but added one more after I poured the sauce on the chicken and vegetables. I had to turn the heat up to med/high for the sauce to thicken even with one extra Tbsp. of corn starch. It only took a couple minutes to thicken after that.
Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
Combine chicken broth with all other ingredients. Add to stir-fry recipe in place of prepared sweet & sour sauce. Cook until sauce thickens.
*(I combined all ingredients except broth in a small bowl and then added it to the broth in the pan to heat it. It needs to be stirred constantly.)
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