Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Green Tomato Cake ~ Homemade Alfredo Sauce

We are leaving tomato season with a bang!

Our once (or twice) a year green tomato cake!  

Love this!  Mmmm!  I am lucky to get enough green tomatoes to make this once this year.
Rain arrived. We needed it.

I made up for missing a day of deep cleaning the kitchen.  While the cake baked, I dumped out our fairly large, and wide silverware drawer.  Organizer containers were washed, drawer wiped out, items sorted, and re-organized.  I also got another 4 foot section of counter space cleaned off and sanitized - jars labeled and stored etc.  One daughter commented late in the day, "I can see you are back Mom."

More like the kitchen is back.  Sort of.  Before the rain, I worked a bit outside.  Post to follow on that.

Dinner last night - homemade Alfredo sauce with chicken and fettuccine noodles, and peas - all organic of course.

Here is how I made the sauce:  
(Using all organic ingredients, including the whipping cream)

Melt 1 stick of butter in 1 pint of heavy whipping cream, and 4 ounces of cream cheese.  

It's not a low-calorie dinner, ha ha!  More like fall comfort.

Once that is melted, and while noodles are cooking and draining, whisk in 1-2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder (I make my own from homegrown garlic), 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning (click to get the recipe on my blog - I make my own from home grown herbs), and 1/2 to 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

When the sauce is thickened on low heat, stir in cooked and diced chicken to heat, then add hot noodles.  Vegetarians can simply leave out the meat.


hoosier girl said...

That looks delicious. I'd love to learn how you make the Italian seasoning.

Rain said...

I'm not a fan of peas but that pasta looks great! I love the cake! I've been really into Bundt cakes lately! :)

Henny Penny said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you for visiting my blog...which brought me to yours. I could sit here all day reading. I'll have to come back. I looked back to your post with the frozen celery. What a good idea. I waste a lot of celery, using a little and then the rest ruins in the veg. drawer in the frig. I've never heard of green tomato cake. It looks delicious! Thanks again!

mamasmercantile said...

Not something that I have ever tried before, but it certainly looks delicious. Thank you for your visit, I hope you enjoy our little adventures through life.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

hoosier girl, the link I provided goes to the recipe (click on "Italian Seasoning")

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Rain.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Henny Penny, thanks for stopping in for a visit. Glad you enjoy it!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

mamasmercantile, thank you for stopping in for a visit. Green tomatoes in cake sounds strange, but it tastes so good.

Leigh said...

Of all the things I've done with green tomatoes, I've never made a cake! I'll have to give it a try now that my tomatoes have made something of a comeback and green ones abound. I have to say that I love Alfredo sauce too, but never realized it contained whipping cream! That makes sense though, and I wonder if I could substitute some of my ricotta. I may have to give that one a try as well.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Leigh, I'm not sure on the ricotta, but the cream made it very good. I don't make it that often - once or twice a year maybe. We love the cake, but I have not yet even tried fried green tomatoes. I didn't have enough large ones this year. Maybe next year.

Tna Johnson said...

So where's the recipe for the green tomato cake ?

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Tna Johnson, here is the link,