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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

10 Minute Din-Din

OK, so Rachel Ray has made a name sake for herself with her 30 minute meals.  Some days, that's w-a-a-a--a-a-a-y too long.  If you know me very well, I hate cooking, so if I have a post about cooking, you know it's beyond easy and good.  I come from a long, long line of great cooks.  I didn't develop that gene.  I'm the culinary black sheep.  I've made mashed potatoes three times in my life--and two of them my younger sister added all the ingredients; I just stirred and said, "Yes Ma'am."  I've never ever fried a chicken.  I buy the over priced  already cut up and skinned chicken because it about grosses my out to "break" the leg apart from the thigh or wherever it is attached.  I'm getting repulsed just thinking about it.  Anyway.... this weekend I dusted off my 1982 recipe box from my sophomore home ec class and found this recipe.  I hadn't made it in about 15 years.  It's a 10 minute meal (well, plus however long it takes you to boil water...)

Pepperoni Alfredo
8 oz fettucini, uncooked
2 T. butter
1 C. half and half
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. black pepper
1/2-3/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
3 1/2 oz. pepperoni slices cut in half (more if you like pepperoni)

Cook fettucini; keep warm.  Melt butter in large skillet; stir in half and half, nutmeg, and pepper.  Cook, stirring for 5 minutes untill mixture thickens slightly.  Stir in cheese and cook over low heat until just melted.  Immediately stir in pepperoni and fettucini.  Toss to coat. 

I doubled the recipe for our whole family. We didn't have any leftovers. I don't know how many this serves the normal people.  My husband can eat his weight in pasta. I've never seen anything like it.  I have never made enough that he gets full--EVER!

Big hit with all three of my children as well.
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