Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Munchies

Okay, so here we go...another episode of Monday Munchies. I pondered all weekend about what I could share with you today as I tried nothing new this week and we ate out a lot...way more than normal. But then it hit me...duh....I made the most "Haley" meal last night for dinner. Amy's quick and easy Alfredo. And let me tell you is easy...scary here you go...try this one...the kids love it and you can make it as fattening or as healthy as you choose. I will give instructions for the healthy version and you can substitute fatty ingredients if you choose. It is good either way.

Amy's Quick and Easy Alfredo

2 packages of low fat cream cheese (don't use fat free, you need a little bad for you or it will turn out weird)
2 tbsp butter (or whatever butter substitute you use)
Italian seasoning
garlic salt
cooked pasta of your choice

melt the butter in a large skillet. add cream cheese. Melt the cream cheese, stirring OFTEN. once cream cheese is melted, add garlic salt and italian seasoning to taste (this is usually 2 tsp of garlic salt and 2 tbsp of seasoning, give or take. you can always add more later). once this is stirred in add milk. The amount of milk depends on how thick you like your sauce and how long you want to mess with cooking it down. It is usually a couple of cups. Let this simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Check the taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Poor over pasta, toss and serve.

This is super fast and easy. Need to add some protein? Add shrimp, chicken, whatever you have. It's yummy. We had chicken in ours last night. The kids all cleaned their plates.

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