I've been dying since I saw "Italian Classics" on Everday Italian to make Fetteccine Alfredo from scracth. I've of course made it from packets and from jarred pasta sauce but never new how to make it from scratch. The show showed me exactly how to make it. But when the hurricane hit I hadn't had a chance to make it yet. I was considerint making it at Sam and Joyce's place but there was too many people to cook for.
Yesterday we bought an electric burner with the Christmas money my mother sent us for some of the kitchen things we need, so now I can boil water and stuff inside. So I went to the store today and bought all the ingredients I needed for homemade fetteccine alfredo.
I may have to play with the high fat ingredients... heavy cream and butter and cheese - lots and lots of fat. But I must say it is delicious, not quite as good as a resturants, but very good. I think I put a little too much lemon juice in it, but I didn't measure it so that's probably why.
The show also covered Fried Calamari, but since Shea doesn't like it and the chances of me finding the ingredients is very small, I'll probaby never make it. Though I also learned how to make homemade mozzeralla sticks. Haven't made them yet as it's just as easy to go to the store to buy them.
I really like Everyday Italian, and the show that proceeds it during the week, Paula's Southern Cooking or something like that. Two of the regional foods that I do really like to cook. I just wish Italian was more available here other than like pizza joints and the francise places like Olive Garden. But that's probably the reason why I'm learning how to make alot of my favorites.