Food for the Soul! For me, that would have to be pasta. It's my favorite comfort food.
I'm sure I've mentioned our 5 kids before. They are each involved in so many activities, that sometimes I don't know which way is up or down or sideways because our munchkins run in different directions! I love to come home after a long day of work, errands, and kids' activities to make a nice hot pasta dinner! A great tip: start a pot of boiling water when you walk in the door, then proceed to change clothes, put things away. That way, when you're ready to add pasta, rice, etc. to the pot, it's all ready to go!
The thing I've had the most trouble with is finding a good Alfredo sauce! After searching through so many recipes, and trying to remain health conscious, I think I finally struck gold! I fell in LOVE with this incredible rich and creamy sauce! It's a combination of ideas from other recipes to alter ingredients (makes it lower in fat), but the addition of herbs make it so full of flavor! And it's super easy, just takes a few minutes!
1/2 cup butter
1 pkg. (8 oz.) non fat cream cheese
1 cup milk
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon minced garlic
pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Parsley
In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic, Add a package of cream cheese and whisk together. Mix well. Add milk, parmesan cheese, pepper, oregano and parsley. Stir all together until well mixed. Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it sits. Stir ocassionally.
I boiled some fettuccini and pan seared some thin sliced chicken medallions! Now, that's amore!