I’ve had a few comments on previous posts asking what kind of foods I am eating now that I am pregnant. Well, let’s just say that if I started posting my daily meals, I’d probably be quite embarrassed. I wish I could say that I was eating healthy, homemade meals every night, but then I’d be lying. My poor husband is probably feeling quite neglected right now. My work has lunch brought in every day, so I’ve been trying to take home leftovers of whatever was on the menu that day for my husband, but most of my dinners have consisted of grilled cheese sandwiches, chips and dip or salsa, or hot dogs. Not only are they what sounds the best, but they are easy and fast as well. We did go to my in-laws for dinner earlier this week, and when we left, I commented to my husband on how good it felt to eat a good, home cooked meal. I told him I was going to start cooking again, because I felt much better after that meal, but I still haven’t cooked yet this week! But I did take some pork out of the freezer, so hopefully that will push me to make dinner tonight.
This meal is one of the few I’ve made since I became pregnant. And it’s a perfect meal for if you are feeling tired or lazy. It’s definitely not the most healthy, but it sure is delicious!! The sauce is sort of a “cheater” Alfredo sauce recipe that I got from my sister. She makes this quite often, and I’ve made it a few times at my house. Every time I go to make it, though, I have to call her for the recipe. I know I have it written on scraps of paper probably all though my recipes, but I can never remember where I put it. This time, I’m making sure to blog about it so I’ll always know where to find it!!
I had a roommate many years ago that made a knock-off pasta dish from Olive Garden (I know they don’t serve it anymore – it’s probably been 10+ years since they had it on the menu) that was the pasta, some sort of white sauce, ham and peas. I loved the dish that my roommate made, and this is kind of inspired by that. My in-laws gave us some fresh peas from their garden, and this was the first dish that popped into my mind.
I’m only giving the sauce recipe because it is so versatile. For this dish, I added in some homemade pesto to give the sauce a little more of a kick. (Plus, my basil plant is growing out of control right now, so I use every opportunity I can to use it!) But not only is this sauce great on pasta, but I’m sure kids would love it with just about everything!
Tami’s White Sauce
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
Add all ingredients to a medium pot over medium/low heat. Stir until all ingredients are melted and well combined.