It is the Rainy season from where I am and instead of gloomily staring out of the window watching the gray atmosphere outside, I took advantage of the cool weather to cozy up in the kitchen, cooked a handful single serving of spaghetti (my favourite type of pasta by the way), added all the ingredients I love (cheese, butter, ham… full fat milk) which cannot always be eaten all together… but then rainy days brings out the bratty and wicked side in everyone so I say “The hell with it!”
Although Alfredo Sauce they say is a lazy cook’s pasta sauce since it is just sauce made of butter, cream and cheese, it is by all means the most indulgent and comforting sauce, even a pacifier for a rainy day that forces you to stay indoors, curl up on your sofa and dig your fork in some creamy pasta dish straight from the skillet and eat… life is just so unfair, really.
This version of Alfredo sauce is very similar to carbonara, but I didn’t put eggs in it. Instead, I sauteed some chopped onions in butter until soft, added some chopped ham, full fat milk and still a respectable amount of cheese (I used a combination of grated parmigiano-reggiano and gruyere). I let the cheese melt in the sauce then tumbled in the cooked spaghetti noodles, tossed sauce and pasta together, sprinkled some chopped parsley, dug my fork in, twirled a not-so-respectable ball of pasta with the fork and finally applied it to face!… repeated last 3 steps several times until skillet was empty.