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Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Today is Friday. We are off to a much better start to our weekend than last Friday. The car is fixed and Sweet Pea is healthy. We will be cheering at two soccer games this weekend, having dinner with a family that we have been planning to get together with for much too long, and we will FINALLY have a family birthday celebration for Nurse Boy, since last week's plans were cancelled.

And, to top it off, I am going to share one of my favorite recipes with you all! I saw it on Martha Stewart's show a couple of years ago. It requires ZERO skill and few ingredients. Of course, I added chicken to the mix because, well, that is what I do.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

You will need:
2 Sticks of butter (What? I didn't say it was going to be HEALTHY, did I?!)
8 oz. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (Just say NO to the powder!)
16 oz of Fettuccine noodles (I prefer the whole wheat kind, ya know, to off set the whole butter-is-bad-for-you thing)
1/4-1/3 cup of freshly chopped parsley
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into strips

1. Boil water and cook the noodles as directed.
2. Cream together the butter and Parmesan cheese, using a mixer.
3. When noodles are finished, drain and immediately stir in the butter mixture. Add chicken and parsley. Mix well!

What did I tell you? Simple. Easy. DELICIOUS. This one is not heart healthy, but sometimes you deserve a treat. Plus, my entire family will eat this without complaining. And, that my friends, is worth the extra calories and fat.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!


Brandi said...

Yummy! Alfredo is one of my all-time favorites! Glad your vehicle is up and runnin' and Sweet Pea is feeling better! Hope y'all have a SUPER weekend!!! :)

Emily said...

Yummy! I'm definitely going to try that one!

Emily said...

Yummy! I'm definitely going to try that one!

He & Me + 3 said...

We love Fettuccine. YUM Looks delish.

Jewel said...

I'm so glad that sweet pea is all better and that your vehicle is up and running again, especially because it's the weekend and you have soccer games to go and cheer at!!! :-)
My hubs doesn't care for anything alfredo, so if I fixed this it would mean that I would have to eat it all. Now...I don't have a problem doing that except that I am stuck on 13lbs. lost and need to get this weight going down again! My sister gave me 8 of those little Michelini Alfredo meals? Each one has like 380 calories in it!!! Egads!
AND I can't believe that MITCHELL is still on Project Runway after two horrendous weeks of proving that he.can't. sew!!!! Hello!!! I mean Malvin's bird's nest fiasco wasn't much better BUT it WAS defendable to a point! Sheesh! AND do you watch the Runway Models afterward? What a season this is going to be for them what with so many designers switching!!! I LOVE PR!!!!
(sorry for the long comment but I just HAD to talk about PR to someone!!!! :-)

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

LOVE it! I can't wait to try it! Anything that starts with 2 sticks of butter is A#1 in my book!

momstheword said...

It does look yummy! We love chicken alfredo! Glad your daughter is feeling better. Have a great weekend!

Mummy McTavish said...

My alfredo is almost the same but it has no butter... you boil the fettuccine, cook some pancetta (or chicken) and garlic, toss in the cooked pasta, parmesan and 300ml of pure cream... I said it had no butter, I didn't say it was any healthier!

There is a countdown to Peach Blossom on my blog now so you will get to keep track of the hours till we head to the hospital... just for you! I couldn't figure out time zones and stuff, this seemed easiest.

Mother Mayhem said...

Enjoy the weekend! :o)

Boy Mom said...

Good Golly Miss Molly! That there is calorie laden simplicity in a pan, and chicken. Too think I have been adding heavy cream and cream cheese to the butter all these years, I could have saved on so many steps and guilty feelings. Thank you Mrs. Nurse boy and Martha.

I think you called me old in your last comment, and on the week I colored the gray out of my hair! Rude:~)

Birthday Hugs, wishing I could give them in person.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That looks great! I hope you are having a great weekend! I'd write more but my toddler is on my lap and I have only one hand available!