Some Bomb Alfredo and Yummy Cookies

Wednesday I was in the mood for Alfredo sauce so I made some Penne Alfredo with fresh spinach.  Here’s the recipe for the Alfredo sauce (my own successful invention!):

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tsp garlic and parsley seasoning
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tbsp salt (for those of you living in countries without salted butter = me)
1/4 c milk

First, put the fresh (uncooked) spinach in a large bowl and top with the (cooked) penne pasta

In a separate bowl, mix together milk, seasoning, parmesan, and salt

In a pot, heat butter on low on the stove, always stirring
When butter’s almost done melting, add cream cheese, always stirring
Add in the rest of the ingredients and keep stirring until everything is mixed

Pour on top of the pasta and mix everything together

Buen provecho!

 

Tuesday I did the monthly cooking project with my student.  She loves to cook and I like to cook with other people.  I just teach English so the cooking is in English although my student knows more about cooking out of the two us 🙂  It’s more interactive that way.  We just do some fun, easy recipes.  I’m not trying to go all top chef haha!  We made these Protein Packed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies from this beautiful girl Mackenzie’s blog here.

A few ways I changed it up was it’s difficult to find protein powder here and it’s like $200.  So I found this random peanut butter (also interesting to find here lol) that has extra protein in it and a touch of vanilla.

I started eating the cookies and realized I should keep going as they’re healthy and delicious!  Even with the chocolate chips they’re super healthy and that’s just a yummy addition.  Also, they’re so filling.  I ate four and was pretty satisfied.

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Pancakes without Baking Powder

I had this roommate for a couple months that made cooking look effortless!  She didn’t even use a measuring cup and was pretty enthusiastic.  She inspired me and now my cabinet is full of all the ingredients and after many burnt random things and thrown away ingredients, I can say I’ve had a few successes.

I couldn’t find baking powder so I found this recipe online and went for it.  Since I’ve never seen maple syrup in Argentina (I haven’t really looked- here it’s like a scavenger hunt lol), I made some frosting and piled blueberries on top.

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Frosting recipe:

2 tbsp. cream cheese – soften for 10 seconds in the microwave
1 tbsp. condensed milk
powdered sugar (how much you put depends on how thick you want them)

then just stir them all together