With my husband not being here, I don't have to worry about what I cook suiting him so I've been scrounging to avoid heading to the market. On the surface, this must sound pretty pathetic but the truth is that it's been pretty useful in using up things that are around the apartment. From a certain perspective, food is an investment and, if you don't eat it, you throw that money away.
Given that I haven't shopped now for 8 days, you probably realize that I am scraping the bottom of the larder by now. I remain undaunted though in my attempts to avoid going food shopping even as stores of food rich in protein that I'm willing to eat dwindle to nothing. My husband has steaks and a chicken thigh in the freezer but I dislike steak rather intensely and am not a fan of dark meat. I think my dislike of these meats exceeds my dislike of shopping though, if nothing else, I wouldn't want to waste an expensive steak on the likes of me.
I scrounged further and decided that I'd make a semi-alfredo sauce and serve it over pasta with pine nuts (which is where a nice portion of protein comes from). It turned out very well so I thought I'd share the recipe. By the way, there's no picture because I don't have my camera right now.
Semi-fredo sauce recipe:
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1.5 cups whole milk
- 3 oz./85 grams gouda cheese
- 3 oz./85 grams mozzarella cheese
- 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. coarsely-ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. parsley
- your choice of pasta (6 servings worth)
- 1 cup toasted pine nuts
I had this over organic whole wheat pasta and it was very good. You may want to adjust the types or amounts of cheese (particularly the Parmesan as it's pretty strong) depending on your preferences.