Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some Days Call For Fettuccine Alfredo

Today has been one of those days. One of those awful, restless, frustrating, impossible to focus kinds of days where I decide before noon that I'm a no-talent hack in all that I do and that I'm kidding myself in life.

I tried drawing, reading, researching, writing, watching TV, blogging, practicing my guitar, going for a walk, turning on music and dancing like a crazy-person... But nothing - I repeat, NOTHING - was successful. I couldn't even update my Facebook status. I was too busy drowning in the depths of despair.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm just having a mid-life crisis, but I always decide that no, I'm not, because mid-life crises are only fun when you have enough money to buy really crazy and expensive stuff, like a bright red car (I don't even drive), so I'm waiting to have my mid-life crisis after the kids go off to college. I might buy myself an island then.

So, what ever did Marisa do? you might be asking yourself. Well, I'll tell ya. I made Fettuccine Alfredo. And I ate said Fettuccine Alfredo. And it was delicious. I feel better now.

Some days just call for Fettuccine Alfredo. Here's my favorite recipe (from The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking by Reader's Digest):

  • 1 pkg Fettuccine (fresh is best!)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Place butter and cream in pan and cook over high heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Cook fettuccine until al dente. Drain.

3. Add Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Toss over medium heat 1 min.

Buon Appetito!

And I'll just go ahead and say that when dinner was done, my three-year-old smiled at me and said, "It's good you're not in a bad mood anymore!"

Happy It's-Almost-The-Weekend, folks!



Angela Ackerman said...

Alfredo sauce is heaven. I am convinced of this.

I know how you feel. I've been there. Sometimes I still go there. But at the end of the day all we can d is know we're headed in the right direction and if we keep at it, we will reach our destination.

And there will be alfredo sauce there :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Meeling said...


Any's almost the weekend!!! Thank goodness for's been one of those weeks...I hear you.

Hope you have a Fabulous Friday!!

Meeling said...

Oooops...shoulda said and yay...think I need to head to bed early tonight!

beka said... still have some leftover, right?
Can I come over tomorrow??

Jennifer Hillier said...

Holy cow, YUM.

I just might have to make that this weekend.

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Yep, I can see why you might feel better!

Janna said...

Yum! That looks so good! You are making me want to run right out to the store and buy everything needed to make this right now! We had one of those weeks last week. I'm glad it's over.

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