Nothing spectacular today. No shopping. For breakfast and lunch we pretty much grazed on food we had around (fruit, microwavable meals, home-made bread for sandwiches).
For dinner I made a variation of chicken fettuccine Alfredo, using some canned chicken I got during a triples event several months ago (35 cents), some fresh-frozen pasta (double dollar coupon off $2.29, making it 29 cents), and alfredo sauce made from scratch.
I used a recipe from AllRecipes.com which called for mozzarella in addition to the Parmesan cheese. I used some homemade cheese that I’ll loosely refer to as mozzarella, though the texture was off (tasted fine).
I’ll be attempting the mozzarella again once I find a source for rennet. I had the heavy cream for the Alfredo sauce on hand from another recipe, and had been planning on making more mascarpone cheese with it until I realized it was ULTRA pasteurized, which basically keeps the cheese from curdling properly. I have successfully made mascarpone in the past, then the last time I tried it was a flop and I couldn’t figure out why… learned the reason by reading a cheese-making book to figure out why the mozzarella didn’t work out. I’m guessing it was old rennet.
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