Sunday, October 23, 2011

From Scratch.... Oh snap..

So one thing that I absolutely love to do is cook, which is oddly difficult in the confinements of my dorm. That's the glory of friends. Whilst attempting to enhance my education in the library, I made a few study friends that live in apartments a little ways off campus. Once we became pretty good friends, I asked if I could use their stove to cook dinner one night for the rangers game. Of course, they obliged.
So last night I arrived at their apartment, and to my surprise there were several more people there than I had anticipated. When I asked, they said they all wanted a home cooked meal, since they haven't had one in so long. The owner of the apartment said they had bought all the supplies, all I had to do was cook it. So the pressure was on.
What I hadn't told them, was that this was my first attempt at homemade alfredo sause from scratch.....
Oh snap.
So there I was, cooking, gossiping, and yelling insults at the rangers game, and it was a great feeling of belonging. Lo and behold, no leftovers remained as the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo went off without a hitch.
Here's the recipe:
1/2 Cup of Butter
1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
2 Cups of Milk (If you want it creamy-er you can use half and half instead)
8oz of Cream Cheese
2 Teaspoons of Garlic Powder

Melt butter in pan.
Add Cream Cheese until soft.
Stir in Milk until creamy.
Add Garlic Powder and Simmer
Stirring Occassionally
Remove from heat and add Parmesan Cheese. Season to your liking.
Serve over Chicken and Fettuccine Noodles. The longer it sits, the thicker it gets.

Enjoy and have a great week!


  1. What fun and when word gets around about your cooking ability, your friend circle is going to really grow. Everybody loves a good cook!

  2. What fun and congrats on the success. When you come home I expect the same. LOL

  3. Haha that's what I heard HossBoss!

    Haha okay fa-fa I'll be practicing! :)

  4. I remember when I was in college my room mates use to scarf up my potato salad. Now our children do. They fight over it in fact.

    It is good to have a piece of home when you are far away. What a blessing to be able to share that piece with others who are also missing home.

  5. I agree Genevieve. It really was a blast :)

  6. woops - now you have done gone and made a name of yourself - as the cook for all future games, parades, parties etc.

    but you seemed to have pulled it off and your recipe looks fantastic - i make a similar one!

    hats off to you BEB!

    your friend,

    (oh and thanks so much for your kind words of support and concern over the past several days - they have been much appreciated. for real.)

  7. Not a problem at all, and It's okay because I loveee to cook :)