Another one of our favorite "stand-by's" is the Classico cream sauces. Kieran loves them, I love the convenience. But they can get expensive :-) And I've been trying to make my own. Here's what I have come up with so far. It's pretty good I think, I have used with both breakfast gravy and cut back on the garlic and dinner with pasta and added more veggies. I have also made this up in the morning and put into a jar and kept in fridge till dinnertime and just warmed up on the stove and then poured over pasta. If it gets too thick, just mix in a little more milk!
5 cloves garlic, minced
Saute in a saucepan till butter is melted and garlic is soft
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
(these can be adjusted to taste!)
In a separate bowl or cup
Mix 4 TB cornstarch or flour with 1 c. cold milk - stir till cornstarch/flour is completely mixed in.
Add 1 cup cream
Mix into butter and garlic
Stir constantly till thickens to a sauce consistency.
(I have also doubled the milk and cream and left the butter and garlic amounts alone and it turned out good!)
~Add 1/4-1/2 cup of chopped roasted red peppers and serve over pasta
~Omit garlic or reduce amount and add a pound of breakfast sausage and serve over biscuits
~Add sauteed veggies of your choice and chopped chicken and serve over pasta
Make your own version!