I don’t go without very much. Some say it is a blessed life. It’s true. However, without scarcity you can forget how good food can taste.
The best meal I ever had was after coming home from working at a tradeshow. I didn’t want to buy anything because I had plenty of food at home. The show took longer than I expected so I waited too long to grab something on the way home. I fed the baby before I fed myself. I was ravished by the time I opened the refrigerator. Leftover lasagna was all I could find that wouldn’t take less than 10 minutes to put together, but it tasted better than the freshly cooked stuff. Any other day, I would have hated leftover lasagna.
Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce
1 in 5 children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food. You can help simply by feeding your family with foods from stores like Safeway and Albertsons who are participating in the Hunger Is Campaign. I’m sure you can relate to the amazing feeling of a good meal after having to go without. Why not offer children in need the opportunity to enjoy the best tasting meal they’ve ever had?
Just like my go to pasta recipe! I went to my local Albertson’s store in Meridian and found that when I purchase everything I need for this recipe, a portion of the proceeds go to help feed children in need – Look for tags on participating items in store.
Purchase of these items in September 2016 will trigger at least $0.10 donation up to $1 million! Then you can whip up a simple and delicious meal for your family!
I love making this easy pasta with garlic cream sauce because it is really quick and tastes like you went out to eat. You can use chicken sausage to make a more substantial meal, or just do kid-friendly sauce and noodles.
I make this pasta for lunch without the sausage sometimes because it is so easy!
If you have a budding little chef, your young children can help you put the finishing touches on the sauce with the parmesan, salt and pepper at the end.
- Chicken Sausage (optional)
- 8oz Penne Pasta
- 3 tbs Butter
- 3-4 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 3 tbs Flour
- 1½ Cups Chicken Broth
- 1¼ Cups Cream
- ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Meanwhile, brown your meat in a large pan that has a lid. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add butter and garlic to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add flour and whisk for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and whisk. Bring to a boil.
- Add cream and whisk constantly until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Turn off the heat and add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Put the sausage back in the pan if you are using.
- Add the cooked pasta to the pan and stir to combine. Garnish with italian parsley or basil if you like.
In addition to my easy pasta recipe, I made a green smoothie. Instead of a side of veggies, I just put the veggies in with fruit in the blender and serve them the kid-friendly way.
I made sure to point out to my children how this meal meant more than just something to fill our bellies. Because we bought certain items, we were also helping other children who do not have as much.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies & Hunger Is. The opinions and text are all mine.