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Fettucine Alfredo

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This is Burt Bard’s Fettucine Alfredo, to be exact.  I suspect that’s Elizabeth Bard’s father, but it’s been so long since I actually read Lunch in Paris, truthfully, I can’t remember.

I know, I know, I’ve been AWOL for a while now.  I spent a week in Disney.  That seems so long ago it’s actually a little blurry now.  I do remember trying one of those famous Dole Whips in the Magic Kingdom and having a filet at the California Grill and a lot of french fries in between.   In the week or so since I’ve been back I’ve been counting the calories for sure.

Needless to say, I made this pasta before I left, so it’s really blurry. However, I do remember thinking that it’s the first time I’ve ever made alfredo and I remember feeling like I had just made butter soup.

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I tried to make it a little more healthy by adding the broccoli, but let’s face it, there is no redeeming the heavy cream, cheese, butter, and egg yolks.  Which is, of course, is what made it a phenomenal dish!  One to be savored, for sure.  You won’t see this on my menu anytime soon.

Eat Well and Savor.

 

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Crispy Beef and Bean Tacos

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Can you still call it a taco if you can’t fold the shell?

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Ellie Krieger in Comfort Food Fix had what I thought was an ingenious idea.  Drape the tortillas over two bars of the oven rack and bake.  Well, I think it depends how wide the bars are.  Mine turned out more like tostadas.

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It’s still simple, tasty, and only 340 calories, so no complaints here.

In other news:  Today is our four-year anniversary.   I’m really only mentioning it to have a reason to post my wedding pictures.

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Just a few of my favorites.

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It seems like yesterday.

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This is the most important part of course.

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Chocolate with peanut butter filling on the bottom, vanilla with Bavarian cream in the middle, and almond cake with raspberry filling on top.  I wish I had some right now.

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We started cocktail hour with potato martinis and ended the night with a dessert party that included Rice Krispies treats shaped like Mickey Mouse.

Eat Well and Savor.

 

 

 

 

Basic Dough for White Bread

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Yes, it’s true.  I have been laying down on the job.  Or laying down on the blog, as it were.  I’m sorry.  I’ve been a little busy.  We went to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival over the weekend.  Yes, we ate and drank ALL day.  And as though sampling our way around the countries wasn’t enough, we went to the 3D Dessert Party.  That translates into major dessert buffet with alcohol.  You haven’t lived until you’ve had a flambeed donut with bourbon ice cream.

Now that I’m back, rest assured, I will be making some healthy recipes.  But first, today’s post is kind of a nonrecipe.  I’ve been trying to hit some of my books in a random manner.  Well, actually, I made an alphabetized inventory and I make something from every tenth book.  That’s not anal, is it?  Anyway, the random part is that I let Jake pick a number and I make the recipe from that page.  This installment was from Julia Child’s Kitchen Wisdom.

A word about JC:  at the risk of offending you, I don’t love her.  I want to.  I really do.  I like the idea of her and I certainly love France, but I’m just not into the superlong complex recipes.  Seriously.  This recipe was five pages long.  And it required a sliding board and a baking stone.  I’m sorry, but I just can’t commit, especially considering the luck I’ve had with getting bread to rise.

Eat Well and Savor.