Last weekend I was lucky enough to be a part of my friend Tim’s wedding in South Bend! He is my first close friend to get married and it was so exciting to be able to celebrate with some old (and great!) friends! After the wedding on Sunday I decided to spend the morning walking around South Bend with my friend Ryan since it was a perfect Fall day and I had some time to kill before I headed back to Chicago to watch the Colts game (which I wish I had not experienced…).
Congratulations Tim and Allison!
What’s a wedding without someone getting “ICED?”
Ryan and “Touchdown Jesus”
A cool picture from Notre Dame (I love my iPhone apps!)
When I got home from the wedding weekend I was exhausted and had no food in my apartment except for the basic staples every little Italian always has on hand; cheese, pasta, and chicken stock/bouillon. I sat on the couch for hours trying to find a recipe that I wanted to make and that included ingredients I had in my kitchen, which was few and far between considering I had not gone to the grocery store in about a month….I even called my sister to see if she had any good ideas and it turns out she was doing the exact same thing I was. Laying on the couch, watching the Colts game and reading cookbooks. I love when we are creepily alike (if you watch us dance we will more than likely be doing the same moves too).
I decided to wing it and make something up on my own. I did this when I was in Italy on more than one occasion and decided to get back to my creative cooking. A few time in Italy I mad a cheese sauce that was so good, it was to die for. My cousin Michael went home raving about, my friend Lauren begged me to make once we were back in America, and Laura and I enjoyed it frequently. When I got home from Italy and tried to recreate the sauce, I just couldn’t do it. I have no clue what kind of cheese I put in there, how I got it to melt together so perfectly, but I never made it again because it just never turned out the same.
This time, it didn’t turn out the same, but it was delicious! Check out the recipe and photos below!
Lucia’s Cheese Sauce
3 cups Chicken Stock
3/4 cup skim milk
Fontina Cheese (no clue how much I used…eyeball it!)
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
2 pieces Skinny Cow Cheese
1 tbsp Cream Cheese
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
Pepper to taste
1 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Basil
In a sauce pan, mix the chicken stock and cheese. Melt cheese and bring to a slow boil. Add in the milk, flour, pepper, basil and parsley. Heat on high until sauce thickens and all the cheese is melted. Once sauce comes to a slow boil, decrease the heat and cook on medium to low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
While the sauce is cooking, cook your pasta. Once sauce is finished, drain pasta and pour into the sauce. Sprinkle with Some Parmesan and enjoy!
Lucia’s Cheesy Pasta!