Originally Posted by Luvabigdog
...This is what I learned today:
1) You guys are awesome! The advice was good and instructions simple which makes a difference if this is not something you're used to doing.
2) It helps to have all of your ingredients pre-measured and pre-cut and chopped instead of waiting until the last minute.
3) Not rinsing the roasted red peppers from the jar turned the alfredo sauce pink. Next time.....rinse.
4) A little capers go a long way.
5) The pine nuts would have tasted better if they were slightly toasted.
6) Cooking is something I'm going to enjoy.
7) Don't under estimate the value of a sharp knife or good cookware.
1. You picked up on that right away!
2. That's called mise en place. All ingredients measured, cut, roasted, rinsed, etc. and ready to go.
3. Pink is a nice color...
4. They sure do. I some folks don't care for them and leave them out.
5. This is true of all nuts. Be careful when roasting. They go from golden brown to burnt very quickly.
6. It's a good feeling to prepare a meal that everyone enjoys.
7. Good tools make any job easier.
If you can plan a meal or two ahead, asking us for questions on how to make dinner won't have to be last minute.
Alfredo sauce is a snap to make, quick as a wink and a big hit. Just 3 ingredients - butter, heavy cream, parmesan cheese. No need for the jarred stuff.
Congratulations on your success.