I’m not a picky eater at all but I can easily get tired of the same old very quickly. I like learning how to cook new things and bravely trying out new recipes. I used to hate when my mom went off the beaten path and tried an obscure recipe we had never had before at home, but now that I’ve got my own kitchen, I’m quickly becoming like her. I am especially brave when I’m the only one eating, so tonight, I revved up my computer and started looking at recent pins on my food board. Starch after starch after starch showed up, and it was all covered in cheese. Wow, I’m such a pasta, cheese, and potato lover!
I found a few recipes that looked awesome and then went to the fridge and cupboard. Three bags of little red potatoes and box after box of pasta. Well, I guess that’s a sign! I decided to make two recipes, no matter how unhealthy they both are.
All you need for the red potatoes is here:
Garlic, potatoes, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
For the Fettuccine Alfredo you’ll need:
- 1 pound fettuccine
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
Why did I pick two recipes with Parmesan cheese? Well, because it’s delicious and I will enjoy all the leftovers! Both of these recipes were good. I’ve had better potatoes for sure but the Fettuccine was awesome. The noodles could have used less cook time and just a bit more sauce, but I didn’t follow the recipe that closely since I halved it. I also added chicken to my noodles which probably absorbed a lot of the sauce. However, for a night to try out some new recipes: Delicious and fun! What are some of your favorite meals to cook?