There were a couple of days this week that both of my parents were out of town on work related trips and I was left home alone with our animals. Usually for me, being home alone means trying some crazy things in the kitchen. Sometimes they work out great. More often than not, they don't and I end up with a huge mess to clean up and a lot of wasted food.
This week's experiment was The Pioneer Woman's alfredo sauce recipe. Only instead of white wine I was using an IPA. I've never heard of anyone using beer in alfredo sauce but I figured I would give it a shot anyway and it was working really well. I don't know if I was too busy planning the blog post I was going to write about how excellent my creation was or what, but I totally forgot that I should be cooking the noodles at the same time ( I have an issue with multitasking in the kitchen). That's when everything went to hell.
By the time the water was boiling, the sauce was almost done and it looked, smelled, tasted good. But by the time the noodles were almost done, the sauce was over cooked. I'd never seen anything like this happen before. The milk started curdling and everything was separating. It looked really gross. So I dealt with that and by the time I got back to my noodles, they were over cooked to the point of mush. All I had to show from my adventures in the kitchen were some sautéed mushrooms and asparagus that I was going to use instead of chicken.
They were pretty tasty
I still firmly believe that there is still hope for IPA alfredo and I will be trying it again at some point, maybe with a few changes to the recipe.