Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus

The picture looks a little dark because somebody did not have the flash up.

This meal was easy to make and extremely delicious. I did not realize how easy it was to make Alfredo sauce. If I had known, I would have never bought the premade Alfredo from a jar. Also, this was under 300 calories per serving, so the sauce was a little healthier than the premade.
We made the girls try a piece of asparagus and they all did. Anna, kept asking for more, Emily and Sarah both ate a couple of pieces, but then there is Lucy. She was refusing to eat her piece,  but when the brownies came out for dessert, and she was not getting hers, she reluctantly ate her piece.
The sauce was a little thick and when I make this again, and reheat it tomorrow, I are going to add some milk to it.

Grade:  A+
1 cup half & half
12 oz fettuccine
1.5 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup fresh asparagus
1 tsp lemon peel

  1.  Allow half-and-half and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2.   Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions. Add the asparagus the final five minutes. Drain. Return fettuccine and asparagus to saucepan; add half-and-half, butter, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese. Stir gently until fettuccine is well coated. Transfer to a warm serving dish. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately. 

Emily loves her Alfredo sauce!
Anna showing you that she can still slurp the Fettuccine
Don't worry, Lucy always has the look on her face lately.
I call it her sourpuss face
Sarah, eating very lady-like!