Friday, May 20, 2011

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Sauces

I don't know if these are brand new products on the market...I've seen them advertised so I decided to try one. I bought a tub of one of the sauces, Italian Herbs and Cheese, and fixed some pasta for dinner tonight. I looked on their web site first to see if there was anything interesting and quick.

So here's what I made...I bought a Farmers John ham steak and cut it up in cubes. Then I cut up half of an onion. I cooked the ham first in a pan with a little bit of olive oil then added the chopped onion, cooked that for a few minutes. I microwaved 1 cup of frozen peas then added that to the ham mixture, along with the tub of sauce and 1/2 cup of half 'n half. Mixed it all together and let it simmer for a few minutes. I added more cream to it because it was getting too thick. I had some fettucine cooking and when that was done and drained, I added the sauce mixture to the pasta and mixed it all together. We sprinkled some shredded Parmesan cheese on top.

It was good and simple. I forgot to take a picture. The dish was very similar to one that I make with tortellini. For that dish, I make the sauce from scratch. There are 2 other kinds of sauces...I'll have to try them some time. I'm constantly on the lookout for different dishes to fix.

On another note...
Last night we went to a concert at Melody's school. She's a granddaughter. This was the school choir's spring concert. For an elementary school choir, they are excellent. The choir is made up of 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Melody is a 5th grader. This is her second year in the choir. Tomorrow the 5th and 6th graders are singing the National Anthem at the River Cats game. The River Cats are Sacramento's minor league baseball team. I believe the choir was there last year too.

It brought back a lot of memories of singing in school and church choirs for me. It was always a lot of fun.

Erik, Gerry's son that lives in Idaho, is in town. He got into town yesterday afternoon so we picked him up and he went to the concert with us. We stopped at Smash Burger first and had some dinner. He is going to be re-roofing the house where his mother and older sister live. Jason (younger son who lives in the area)will work with Erik on Jason's days off. Next Tuesday Erik's younger son, Seth, is flying into Sacramento to help out too. We'll have the boys over for dinner one night next week.

1 comment:

  1. Philadelphia Cream Cheese sauces? Never heard of them. Your dish sounds delicious! Too bad no more pikcha. *wink*