Yes...while I can say that Assam Pedas and Fish Curry with rice is a daily affair for us amongst my kids....we also love pastas! Yeah, pastas of the many different sorts that you can find. And I can tell you that the classisc bolognaise sauce is no longer a favourite at home! And, having said that, I think my kids are spoilt to the brink when it comes to makan (eating)...all dishes need to be served hot, i.e. either fresh from the oven or steaming hot from my stove! So...of late I ditch cooking in the wee hours of the morning, only to save the buzz, happening in my kitchen with Hajar and Muhammad screaming for thie feed and food, when I return from work......
And, last night's dinner was Fettuccine Carbonara...well, it was not in the truest Italian sense, but of course how I cooked up and tweaked the classic version, hehe...am quite good at doing that, you see! So, here goes....a hearty dish that you can prepare in less than an hour, about 40 minutes to be exact...and all walluped and finised in less than half hour....whatever.....as long as the kids are happy, woot!
1 packet fettuccine pasta, about 500g
1 can Prego's Cheese and Herb White Sauce, about 425 ml, I think
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
2 tbsp cooking oil, hehe, we want more cholestrol, so we don't want to use the available olive oil!
A packet of sliced beef pepperoni
Half a cup of whipping cream
Half a cup of shreaded Cheddar cheese, didn't have Mozzarella...ah well, anything goes with me!
Powdered black pepper
1. Boil fettuccine in water, be careful not to overcook, drain water and leave about 1 1/2 cups for later.
2. Heat oil, sautee onion and garlic until fragrant, add in beef pepperoni, fry until browned.
3. Add in the Prego sauce, add in whipping/double cream....let it simmer a bit, about 2 minutes.
4.Add fetticcine pasta, stir and mix well, add in the boiled water that you kept in (1).
5. Last, sprinkle cheese into the mixture, turn off heat. Sprinkle some black pepper before serving....
....and look at Hajar digging in!
...and Muhammad indulging himself with what's left in a Vitalite tub...apakah....I was doing the dishes and baking my Friands....