As you all probably know by now, I am a self-proclaimed "Foodie" and I LOVE to cook. That's why I was so excited when I heard about the new quiz on the Carrabba's Italian Grill's Facebook page that determined what MY perfect pasta would be, based on various personality traits. The quiz was super-easy, fun, and an eye-opening experience. They call it the Pasta Personality Quiz.
What were MY results, you might ask? It is no surprise that due to the fact that I am laid-back, shy, and sometimes introverted and prefer small groups and intimate settings to big crowds, I scored.....
You’re genuine and well loved, like Carrabba’s Spaghetti and Meatballs. Your warm and comforting personality makes you everybody’s best friend. So go for our equally popular hand-prepared meatballs over perfectly cooked imported spaghetti.
Take the Carrabba’s Personality Quiz on Facebook for yourself! I would love to compare results!
Speaking of Carrabba's Italian Grill, have you heard about their delicious, limited time offers? My mouth is watering just thinking about the fabulous meals that await at Carrabba's!
I have not yet had the pleasure of sampling their vast menu, but this restaurant is on my Must Try List for sure! Who knows? Maybe the hubby will surprise me and take me to Carrabba's for my birthday dinner at the end of June! Hey, a girl can hope, right? Check out these amazing offers:
LIMITED TIME OFFERS: Now through July 2011.
Featured Signature Pasta Meal:
Pasto Rambo – Named for the chef who created it, it’s made with shrimp tossed with imported Italian linguine, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes sautéed in our basil lemon butter sauce. Lobster is available instead of shrimp for an additional cost.
Other Limited Time Offers:
Parmesan-crusted Chicken – Topped with fresh arugula and grape tomatoes tossed in a hand-prepared lemon vinaigrette, served with choice of side. Substitution of wood-grilled chicken also available. Pairs well with Estancia Pinot Grigio.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – Three pork tenderloin medallions wrapped with prosciutto, wood-grilled and topped with an apple and fig infused port wine sauce, served with the vegetable of the day. Pairs well with Coppola Pinot Noir.
Limoncello Bread Pudding – Back by popular demand! Brioche bread pudding made with fresh Madagascar vanilla beans and a rich custard, served hot out of the oven. Topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and drizzled with Carrabba’s homemade Caravella Limoncello liqueur sauce.
Peach Sangria – Carrabba’s new light and fruity Peach Sangria blends Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, Absolut Apeach vodka and Patrón Citrónge with a splash of citrus. Topped with a fresh lemon wedge and strawberry, it’s a taste of the Amalfi Coast in spring.
Locations: Visit www.carrabbas.com for the closest Carrabba’s location. There are more than 230 locations nationwide.
If all this talk about yummy Italian food has made you hungry, I would love to share my family's favorite pasta recipe, which I make often, usually accompanied by my "famous" Chicken Piccata! I am usually forced to prepare pastas that have no tomatoes in the sauce, as my husband does not enjoy tomatoes unless they are raw, sliced, and sprinkled with salt. But in a sauce, stew, or chili? No way, Jose!
I have perfected my Fettucine Alfredo, and any friends or family that have tried it will agree: It is pretty darn good! Especially with my chicken, a nice, crisp salad, and don't forget the garlic bread!
Here is my recipe, should you want to make it for YOUR family, too!
Brandy's To-Die-For Fettucine Alfredo:
Stir 2 cups of the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy large skillet to blend. Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add the pasta and toss. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream, the cream cheese, and Parmesan to the cream sauce in the skillet. Add the lemon zest, nutmeg, salt, black pepper and white pepper. Toss the pasta mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.
Of course, I will share the recipe I use for my Chicken Piccata, as well. This chicken is moist, tender, and has a nice blend of flavors thanks to the lemon and white wine in the sauce. This marries beautifully with my Fettucine Alfredo recipe above!
I hope you'll try my recipes, and that you'll head on over to Carrabba's Italian Grill's Facebook Page to take the Pasta Personality Test! I'd love to hear your results! Also, if you have been fortunate enough to have dined at Carrabba's, I would love to hear about your experiences! What are your favorite menu items? Do you have any special memories? I'd love to chat with you about it!
***Disclosure:I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Carrabba’s blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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