Last night I made a super easy meal that literally was on the table just 20 minutes from when I started. Thought I’d share the step-by-step process with other busy wives!
Fettuccine Alfredo with Green Beans and Foccacia Bread
Enter kitchen. Turn on two largest burners to high. Fill a pot for pasta with hot water and place on largest burner. Fill a pot for green beans with hot water and place on the other burner.
While waiting for water to boil, snap the ends off your fresh green beans and rinse.
In a small sauce pan, heat (do not boil) desired amount of alfredo sauce (last night we used a jar of Ragu original we had been given, but like the Great Value brand too!).
When pasta water boils, break and throw in desired amount of fettuccine pasta.
When green bean water boils, toss in the beans.
Keep stirring the alfredo sauce so it doesn’t get too thick.
Put on a small sauce pan of water to boil for your sweet tea. (Now ALL your burners are in use!)
Set the table. Pour sugar into the bottom of a pitcher.
Place a small amount of olive oil and Italian seasoning in a ramekin or small dish (for dipping).
Place tea bags in boiling water and remove from heat. Let steep for a few minutes.
Slice foccacia bread (we got ours at Walmart for $.90 on the clearance bakery bread rack). Place dipping oil on table.
Pour brewed tea into pitcher, add water, and fill glasses on table with plenty of ice.
Drain green beans. Put them back in their original pot and season as desired. We like to add a pat of butter and a few shakes of soy sauce. Stir. Dip up beans onto plates.
Drain pasta. Place pasta on plates. Cover with desired amount of alfredo sauce. Sprinkle with just a touch of grated parmesan cheese.
Pour sweet tea.
Light a candle on the table!
Voila! Twenty minutes start to finish!
P.S. The picture I posted yesterday was of our day-jaunt to Washington, NC on Monday!