Chasing kids, dealing with stomach bug undies, puke sheets, & ruined carpet left me feeling pretty exhausted. My mom relief?? BATHTIME! I always shower first and OF COURSE both boys decided they were dirty and jumped in the shower too. I sprayed them off and kicked them out:) Drew a bath and then just sat there in the hot water, I ended up falling asleep...For over an hour! When I woke up and realized I had abandoned Robby with 2 starving children & a nursling, I rushed out and promised to have dinner made in an hour.
Super Easy Fast Chicken Alfredo it is!
If you know anything about me, you know I HATE pre-packaged food or pre-made things. I do not understand them. WHY on Gods green Earth would you eat something you cant even pronounce, on a regular basis (if at all), that you can MAKE yourself. Alfredo is so so so SO EASY to make yourself....and the jar stuff tastes like butt!
Not Judging-I get that sometimes it is convenient....I do,( I am guilty of Hamburger helper nights) but you should'nt be so busy that you rely on fake food the majority of the time. God made crockpots for that.
Modify this to your family size and tastes.
I made 2 boxes of pasta, 6 cups of alfredo, and 4 chicken breasts. Normally I would serve this with broccoli, because I think broccoli and alfredo are awesomeness, but my freezer is pretty empty right now... so pick a veg. (I'll feel better!)This is NOT a super healthy meal, but its yummy, filling, and minimally fake lol:)
I started dinner at 5:30... served it at 6:25.
First step= Pot, water, salt, boil, noodles. Easy
Next=Bring your milk to a simmer. I have 6 cups in here and like to a pot that is short and wide. More milk is spread out on the pots surface so it heats fast this way. This is the longest part of the whole process. You want to get this milk steaming hot. While you're waiting you want to get the chicken into the oven (we are in a hurry remember).
I was RUSHING.....I threw 4 solid as a rock frozen chicken breasts on a cookie sheet I had sprayed with olive oil, and put them in the oven on low broil. Now you want to cube a block of cream cheese and throw it in the steaming milk along with a cup of parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and a handful of chopped garlic and a tablespoon-ish of Italian seasoning.....
Aaaannnd that's it!
Seriously.....stop scrolling.... That's it. Leave it on low low simmer until the chicken is done. The cheese melts and the flavors all marry up nice.
I threw noodles on the plate, sliced up chicken, the alfredo, and we had a salad on the side. I turned an almost mom-fail into a super easy dinner. We LOVE this and I make it about once a month.
To make this Busy-Family-friendly you can always cook a double batch of chicken and sauce, then freeze half in a Ziploc bag.
Late evening? Make noodles and thaw the chicken and sauce.