Well, yesterday was the last day of April, and I hadn’t yet served seafood, so seafood it was! We had the absolute delight of having some of our favorite people over for dinner, followed by a game of bridge. Completing the meal and evening was apple pie with vanilla ice cream. What more could you ask for in an evening, great food, great company and a fun game too! I, not the seafood lover, actually did love this recipe. It was so good. I think I actually do like seafood now, especially shrimp, because I would have this again right now! Looks like my once a month seafood is finally paying off!
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails taken off
1 (15 ounce ) jar alfredo sauce
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1. Cook pasta until al dente, drain and set aside.
2. Melt butter with olive oil in large saucepan or skillet. Add onions, cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, red pepper and mushrooms, cook additional 2 minutes. Add shrimp cook until just start to turn pink.
3. Add alfredo sauce, cream, Romano cheese and cayenne pepper, bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cooked pasta, toss to coat.
4. Place pasta in serving bowl and top with parsley.
Shopping at Costco is great, you get to try samples while walking down the aisles, and I find they have neat stuff not usually found at other grocery stores. I guess that can be said of most grocery stores actually, everybody stocks a few things hard to find elsewhere. After a Costco shop you have the inevitable “what should I do with all these leftover ingredients”. Sometimes buying in bulk just leaves you in a quandary. Case in point when I bought a three pack of cream cheese, we usually use about 1 every couple of months, not one of my kitchen staples that’s for sure. I used up two making my hubby some cherry cheese tarts. One left , what to do. I was looking through one of my favorite cookbooks The Great American Brand Name Cookbook and found an alfredo recipes that uses up one block of cream cheese. Plus, I could use some of the huge bag of Costco sized broccoli as a side dish , perfect!
1 (8 ounce) pkg cream cheese
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup margarine ( I used butter)
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces fetttucini, cooked, drained (I used linguini)
1. Cut cream cheese into cubes. Place in medium-sized saucepan along with parm cheese, margarine and milk. Stir over medium low heat until all cheese and butter has melted and you have a creamy sauce. (all the chunks should be gone).
Have you seen the movie A Knight’s Tale? I love it! I am always drawn towards any kind of media that takes place in Medieval Times, yes I love the restaurant, I also love books both non-fiction and fiction, and movies set in this time. T.V Shows , of course. I love to watch a good joust! Sword fighting, yup it’s pretty much awesome. So last night my best friend and I watched A Knight’s Tale, one of my favorites, its got jousting and sword fighting, plus romance and so many good comedic lines, pretty much everything I want in a movie. So good times were had, and we also ate this super yummy pasta dish, I found the recipe at Allrecipes.
1 pound cheese tortellini
2 large Portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces Alfredo-style pasta sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
2. Heat wine, parsley, garlic in skillet. Add mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes until tender. Remove pan from heat and slowly add alfredo sauce.
3. Serve over pasta with parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.