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.
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!