Do you know the name Avery is a good topic for a 7 and 8 year old, especially when they are in the mood for rhyming.
On the way home from school Wednesday, the kids began talking about a sweet baby girl we know named Avery:
“What rhymes with Avery?”
“What other words sound like Avery?”
Let’s try different letters…..’B’, ‘C’…..’O’, Overy? there is not such word Overy (aka Ovary).
My eyebrows shoot straight up and I open my mouth but luckily, nothing came out.
I decide, they do not need to know there is a word Overy/Ovary. They would then want a definition.
Sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut.
This is so good, you will wish you could drink it up! Don’t bother, I tried
1 lb whole grain Fettuccine
2 Tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive or grapeseed oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons flour
1 2/3 cup half & half
1 cup 1% milk
1 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded gouda cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. In a large pot over high heat, bring water to a boil. Add fettuccine and boil for 3 minutes less than instructed on the package.
2. Meanwhile, melt the butter and oil in a large skillet* over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add half of the flour, whisk well and then add remaining flour. Cook until the mixture is thick and pasty but still yellowish.
3. Whisk in the half & half slowly and bring to a boil. Now add in the milk, using the whisk continuously. Turn the heat off and add in the cheese, mixing with a large wooden or plastic spoon under melted. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
4. Drain the fettuccine and fold into the cheese mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Set the slow cooker on low for 3 hours.
*I used the Ninja Cooking System and was able to do the remaining steps in the one pot.