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
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.