Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bacon Chicken Alfredo Tutorial and Review

 
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I had a chance tonight to make the recipe I posted a few days ago.      I did make some minor changes because the Healthy Cooking Magazine that I was following had a typo and was missing a few ingredients from the ingredient list.  Once I was partway through the recipe and saw that I needed spinach, I realized I did not have any one hand.   You can see the Taste of Home/Healthy Cooking recipe here. 

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Makeover-Bacon-Chicken-Alfredo


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Cook fetticcine according to the box.   The recipe calls for 1 lb of whole wheat.  I used a box of regular that was partially used. (someone decided to use some on their own without asking).  It didnt matter though because what I had still made PLENTY.
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I am out of chicken breasts in the freezer (though they are on sale this week at VGs)  I did have canned chicken on hand.  This is the busy moms version of bacon chicken alfredo. 
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Cook the chicken, 1 TBSP of butter/margarine and garlic in a skillet.  I used garlic powder instead of mincing a clove which I did not have on hand.   Cook until no longer pink. 
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This part I will change the next time I make it.   The "healthy verison" has you make your own alfredo sauce.  I will probably save time and use it from a jar.  Also the recipe version, makes a little too much sauce.

Pour 3 cups 2% milk and 3 TBSP corn starch  into the skillet (after you removed the chicken and sat it aside) Stir until smooth and then add 1 cup of half and half.  Bring to boil, until thickened.
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This morning when I made breakfast, I made extra slices of bacon.  This saved a lot of time to have it pre made.  If  it is not made ahead of time,  you should cook it first thing.
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Add  a pkg of thawed spinach (which I did not have), the chicken, 3/4 cup of parmasean cheese,  1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning, and half of the bacon to the sauce mixture.   Stir until well blended/cheese is melted. 
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Add the drained fettucinne to the sauce.  Stir and mix well until the pasta is totally coated.    Sprinkle the rest of the bacon and  1/4 cup parmasean cheese on top.
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Overall this recipe got good reivews.  Everyone would like to try it again with the spinach next time.    The recipe claims to make 8 servings.  I  think it is more like 8 EXTRA LARGE servings.  It made so much that we have a ton of leftovers.   I think I will cut this recipe in half the next time I make it and use jar alfredo sauce instead  making my own to save time. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Recipes have been moved over

I have been able to move all of my posted recipes and pics to their own page over here.  Yea!  I will soon be adding many more to othe current list.   

Monday, January 3, 2011

Moving over

I have been on my old server for awhile and would like to try something different.   I don't really understand Wordpress,  and have heard some good things about Blogger.com.  I do like that they already have premade templates. Over the next few weeks, I hope to move over to my new spot and get PamsPartyPlanning.com up and running over here.

If you would like to see my blog at its current location, you can find it here.
http://www.pamspartyplanning.com/
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