Thursday, March 20, 2014

St. Patty's Fettuccine Alfredo

So Fettuccine Alfredo (and pasta in general) is definitely not a typical Saint Patrick's Day dish or really an Irish food. However, that is what we ate on St. Patrick's Day this year. My mother wanted to try a new recipe - sort of her spin on something. She did make it festive by incorporating green broccoli and green beans and peas into the dish for a spot of green color, though it still isn't corned beef and cabbage by any means. This is not a typical fettuccine alfredo sauce, but it is tasty. It contains a lot of milk, some sour cream, and a little light cream - very high in calcium. This along with some seasonings mushrooms, onion, and a great deal of pasta, plus some chicken breast pieces for protein. This is a case where the dish was actually better the next day, as we found the sauce did not thicken that well and was almost soupy. The next day however, even when reheated, the sauce was thick, creamy, and maybe even more flavorful.

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