July 16, 2018

That Yummy Zucchini, Bacon, Mushroom Alfredo Thingy! Yeah, I don't have a recipe for that.

Although I have the best intentions of posting every day - with photos and recipes of all the things I make or make up, the truth is... life.  So instead, I usually forget to take photos until I've already eaten most of it, or more than likely, it's all gone and dinner is over and I say "oh yeah....".  But sometimes I do take photos (on my cellphone) and even remember to email them to myself to keep in my food file  on my laptop.  And then... more than likely I am too busy to post.

By the time I remember I wanted to post that recipe, I can't 're-find' my recipe or I forgot how I made it because I didn't write it down.

And that is almost, kind of, this 'recipe'.

About 3 weeks (?) ago I needed to use up zucchini before I left town for a week and The Husband was going to be fending for himself.  He would never in 100 years make zucchini in any way, shape or form, so like I said, I needed to use it up.

Out came my handy-dandy spiralizer and brainstorming 'what sounds good' I grabbed some mushrooms that also needed to be used up as well as some bacon, cream cheese, heavy cream and a couple other items. (This is the sprializer I own and use but I'll link to more options at the bottom of this post - OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction )

The result was a really delicious zucchini alfredo type thing that was a huge hit.

And I even took pictures.  Well, two pictures, but pictures!

And then I left for the week, came home and got crazy busy with appointments and errands and landscaping projects and other stuff.  And here I am now, attempting to post this recipe for me and my kids to be able to make in the future and what do I have to work with?

A memory and a list of things I thought about putting into it when I was brainstorming!  So without further rambling, here is my list.  Basically just put in the amounts you think sound good or you think you and your family will like.  Lots of zucchini and less of everything else.

Zucchini Bacon, Mushroom Alfredo

Zucchini - spiral sliced, thin sliced or perhaps grated but that will cook SUPER fast so don't let it get mushy
Garlic, fresh, minced or fine chopped
Cream Cheese
Chives or Green Onion Tops, diced
Salt and Pepper
Heavy Cream 

That is what I have wrote down on the index card I scribbled on as I made it.  I recall spiralizing the zucchini and setting it aside.  I diced the bacon and cooked it in a pan on the stove and when it was almost done, I added the chopped mushrooms and finished cooking both.  Add the garlic at the end and after only about 30 seconds, add the cream cheese and whisk or stir.  

Add the zucchini, some heavy cream and Parmesan to make a simple sauce, finished off with the seasonings and green onion tops.

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