fettuccine alfredo: so thick you could coat a ghost with it.

The real Halloween, since it fell on a Sunday, was anticlimactic. Saturday was my 'Sunday'. So the real day of All Hallows Eve became a mellow one with adorable children running around in the cutest outfits.
Stel and I meandered (we didn't have to hurry or huddle because it was sunny!) down to church on Granville Island. It was a lovely, warm morning, filled with kids in frilly silly clothes throwing old bread to quacking ducks in the pond (the very pond I played beside when I was a young child). There were miniature unicorns (my favorite), ghouls, dragons, lions, and pirates running wild among the wooded Vancouver streets. It was lovely.
After, I headed over to Sarah and Meaghan's lovely abode (it's a huge old house with a massive veranda and wood details/cabinets throughout - essentially, the perfect place to reside).
We tempted the neighborhood children with candy.
And scared them off with fireworks.
We scared Brodie with them too.
But, for comfort food (and because Jered requested it), I made fettuccine alfredo. We were also joining together not only in celebration of little kids and copious amounts of candy, but also to watch the premiere of a zombie show on AMC. We definitely needed any kind of culinary safety blanket for the evening.
I hate zombies. Absolutely loathe. So, as everyone else rapturously watched, I consistently turned my head away every few minutes. I guess comfort food and friends is a means of getting over my unfounded fear, let's just hope that making this a weekly ritual will work.
I also did a basic chunky tomato sauce for those who could not eat alfredo sauce (such as me!). A combination of the two was just lovely. 

 Pasta was just the thing for a Halloween meal. Don't you remember going through 'haunted houses' and feeling 'brains'? That was pasta (sorry to shatter all your childhood perceptions. While we're at it - there is no such thing as the tooth fairy or Easter bunny either). An ode to childhood while making our faces 'bloody' with tomato sauce.
Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce

2 c. cream
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. fresh parmesan cheese, grated
salt, to taste,
white pepper, to taste
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried sage
1/8 c. fresh basil, chopped finely

pasta (fettucini, penne or tortellini are great)
fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
extra parmesan cheese

1.Slowly warm the cream in a saucepan until simmering. Simmer until reduced by half.

2. Add all the herbs, butter and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until glossy and thick.

3. Serve on top of pasta, or mixed in to.

4. Pray. Eat. Enjoy. Conquer your fears, but still always watch out for zombies. It could happen. No, seriously.


Josh Duvauchelle said...

AMC's "The Walking Dead"? Best new zombie TV show ever.

Samantha said...

Holy gee, do you have radar for when I post my blog?? That comment was within at least 2 minutes of posting -- I'm duly impressed.

Josh Duvauchelle said...

TWD was the most watched cable TV show since 2003. As for the comment, pure serendipity. :)

Sarah said...

Oh Sam! I love this! And Meaghan and I were wondering how we were ever going to get that DELICIOUS recipe, so this is such a treat! Thank you! See you next Sunday night :)

Samantha said...

I look forward to it! (well, except for the zombie part . . . ) Let me know what you would like to eat!!