Cooking my way to happiness with Rachael Ray


Fettuccini all’Alfredo

Friday night…..what’s for dinner?  Fettuccini all’Alfredo.  This is the ultimate in comfort food.  Only 4 ingredients:  , butter, salt & pepper and finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

Warm a large shallow serving bowl in the oven while you cook the fettuccini.

After the pasta is cooked, reserve some of the starchy water  before draining.  Add 6 tablespoons of butter (cut up into little pats) to the serving dish then add the pasta over the butter, pour the starchy water over the pasta and butter.  Add 1/2 of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and start mixing it all together, slowly adding in the rest of the cheese. As Rachael say’s “it’s a process”.  Mix in the s&p to tastes.

This is one of the easiest things I have every made. Perfect for a Friday night.  extremely kid friendly, all of my kids loved it.

The happiness tonight comes from all that butter, cheese and fettuccini.  I only had a little, but loved every bite, and since I am running a 5K in the morning I thought it was justified.  In life you always have to take a little good with a little bad, in other words, if you are going to indulge in Fettuccini all’Alfredo you are going to have to run it off especially if you are going to a beach in 53 days.