Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Visitor & Fettuccini

Last week my brother came to visit! Unfortunately it was the only week this whole summer that we have had thunderstorms. Go figure. All well, we kept busy doing inside stuff and I made him fettuccini alfredo. Brian had actually been requesting it for some time and I kept procrastinating but since we had a special guest I thought it was the perfect time. Before now I had never made alfredo sauce and didn't know how much work I had to put in. I couldn't believe it was so easy! For this recipe I relied on my Giada book.

  • 18 ounces fettuccini
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 12 tbsp butter (I used less)
  • 2 cups grated parmesan
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • salt & pepper
  • Stir 2 cups of the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy large skillet to blend. Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally
  • Add the sauce to the pasta. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream, and Parmesan to the cream sauce. Add the nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Toss the pasta mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.

 We went to the casino...he lost and I broke even

 Hiding from my camera

 First fender bender...check.

 Ian and I had to partake in some Scottish beer at a Scottish pub

 And eat some good food

Ian's bratty face

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