|Amanda driving one of several, tractors on the farm|
Amanda is truly one of those ‘natural’ kind of country girls. She loves everything about living on a farm. Which by the way, makes her job as a Vet Tech, a perfect match.
But, though my sweet niece is exceptionally good at doing chores, canning, and taking care of her quaint farmhouse, I have to admit I was surprised when she handed me the recipe card for Fettuccine Alfredo.
Here is a girl who could barely boil water two years ago-and now she’s making something even I never dared to make. I mean really-who can compete with the Olive Garden’s amazing Alfredo?
Well, to be fair, this previous ‘non- cooker’, has created some pretty exceptional dishes over the last year, so, I had to give this recipe a try. I (and hubby) am so happy I did.
First- let’s get all the ingredients together that you will need:
1/2 pkg of fettuccine (1/2 lb)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt ** (I combined the salt and pepper with the parsley for the pic)
2 tablespoons parsley
1/2 tsp pepper
**** Note- the recipe calls for 2 slices of cooked bacon (chopped). I did not have bacon on hand when I tested the recipe-but I can imagine it would be even more amazing with it!!!
Cook fettuccine according to package instructions. (Set aside liquid that you drain from pasta).
**** Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and reserve drippings. (If you do not use bacon-add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to a hot skillet.) Add garlic.
I’d love to hear from you, if you have found a simplified recipe for a dish you thought you’d never be able to make homemade!