Ill Forever Love Alfredo

So this isnt really a classic alfredo… its kind of like mac and cheese and alfredo had a baby but it is SOO good cause like what even would be bad about that?  But the best part of this is that it was SO cheap. So there is this amazing thing at Market Basket, and Im pretty sure everyone does it, called cheese ends, there like a dollar for a package and its all the ends of different cheeses.   Well i bought that to make my alfredo and it is the most amazingly flavorful alfredo/mac and cheese, Ive ever had, its great!  I do warn you to try to avoid packages with mostly american cheese(it wont taste good).  But this is easy and delicious with spaghetti squash, that is my suggestion to eat it with!

 

Ingredients:

  • your cheese ends
  • milk
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • basil

How to:

  1. in a pan on medium heat put in about 1 1/2 cups of milk.  Let this get warm, to the point you see a little bit of steam. Then add in your cheese.
  2. now your going to let this cook for a while, letting it come to a boil and stirring constantly. Add in salt and pepper continuously as well as some basil and garlic, very little is needed, with all those cheeses it is already very flavorful.
  3. Let this continue to cook until it begins to get thicker, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Its slightly thin, but when you pour it on the spaghetti squash it soaks it all up so its truly perfect.  This is SO good. trust me youll eat this for many meals.  Another good part, its healthy!!

 

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Pear Apple Compote on a Bed of French Toast

The title makes it sound super fancy huh?  But its not, its actually really simple and a great way to incorporate some fall flavors.  The reason I actually ended up making this compote is because I didnt have syrup for my french toast, but now I think this will be my permanent staple atop my french toast.  If for some reason for having a breakfast party or want to impress someone make this, they’ll think it took you hours when its really only a matter of minutes!

Ingredients:

  • bread
  • eggs (2 makes 4 pieces of toast)
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 apple
  • milk
  • butter

For the compote:

How to:

  1. you want to start cooking this first because it takes longer then the french toast, unless your making a lot of french toast.
  2. in a pan melt some butter on medium heat and then put in your sliced up apples and pears, you want them in like chunks, not too small because theyll become mush, but not too big because they’ll take too long to cook
  3. then add to the pan some cinnamon and vanilla, go by smell here, add more until it smells how you want it.
  4. as well as 2 tablespoons of white sugar (you can use less or none at all, but it depends on how sweet you want it).  Now add just a splash of water to the pan so its a very thin layer on the bottom and let it cook.  Stirring occasionally
  5. when everything looks soft and kind of like chunky apple sauce, add a bit more butter (less than a tablespoon) to the pan to finish it off
  6. and its done! (cooking process is about 10-15 minutes for everything to get soft)

For the French Toast:

  1. the best place to make your batter is in something like a glass pan or something thats flat but has walls so you can coat the french toast easily, alas, I dont have anything of the kind so I used a bowl and it was fine.
  2. Your going to mix 2 eggs, 1/2 a cup of sugar, generous splashes of cinnamon and vanilla, and a hefty splash of milk and water. Mix these all up really good.
  3. Then take you bread (any bread is fine) and dip it into the batter, letting it soak a bit on each side.
  4. On a pan that has been sprayed with pan spray and put on medium high heat, place your toast in, and cook for about 3 minutes each side.
  5. And thats it folks! Spread that compote on top and enjoy!!

 

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