The Joys Of Dairy

One of the most exciting surprises to our pregnancy was when we discovered that I was able to eat dairy. I don’t talk about ‘health’ much, but since early high school my body did a little flip on me and I found out I was lactose-intolerant. While I have been decent at avoiding most things cheese in my life (with my favorite food being mexican and second being pizza) I’ve learned to cope.

Well, fast forward to July 2010. After a weird aversion from ALL mexican food (nausea and all foods smelling mexican didn’t go well for me) I happened upon mac-n-cheese. After not getting sick from eating it I suddenly became obsessed with cheese. Cheese slices, string cheese, amazing-delicious pizza, mac-n-cheese, grilled cheese, and pretty much anything cheese-filled/related. If it has cheese/dairy as the main ingredient, I’ve probably eaten it in excess the past few months.

While I am PRAYING that this new body-adjustment sticks around after baby Ringl arrives, we have no way of knowing. Which means I need to eat as much dairy-related foods as I can, especially those that I have avoided for most my life.

Last night was a good one.

What do you get when you combine:





and white sauce


You get a delicious Italian combination known as:

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

(I forgot to take a picture before I mixed and started devouring)


Since the 2 main ingredients in Alfredo sauce are: Heavy Whipping Cream & Butter, you can imagine my non-pregnancy intolerance was high! Oh and let me tell you, I covered that stuff with parmesan cheese and it was AH-MAZING!

I need to give a special thanks to my sweet hubby who came up with the idea to make homemade chicken alfredo from scratch. It was a great idea and he executed it perfectly!  If he isn’t careful he’s gonna be setting himself up as the new chef in the Ringl household, which I certainly won’t complain about :)

Needless to say, I enjoyed every delicious, fat-filled bite!



7 Thoughts on “The Joys Of Dairy

  1. Mom Ringl on January 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm said:

    If your sweet hubby is like his dad at all… you have a chef on your hands!… Just watch out for the clean up! ILYA!!

    • Cassie on February 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm said:

      Haha, I have already learned about the wave of dishes/stove left to clean up afterwards. We have a (occasional) deal that whoever cooks the other cleans, however he makes out A LOT better in that deal ;)

  2. Melissa on January 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm said:

    Oh man, i LOVE homemade chicken alfredo. I also LOVE to make my own sauce too (the jar is just not the same)! You’ll have to tell me how Stephen made ya’lls sauce. Anyway, so glad you were/are able to enjoy it. Miss you!!!

    • Cassie on February 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm said:

      You’ll have to share your recipe!! I’ll give you the top ingredients: Heavy Whipping Cream, Butter, Parmesan, & Parsley. The delicious combination for a post-meal coma ;)

  3. mmmmmmmmmm… no other comment… just mmmmmmm…

  4. Melissa on February 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

    my main recipe is: one stick of butter, 2 garlic cloves (minced), 1 package of cream cheese, 1 pint of heavy whipping cream and 1/2-1 cup of parmesan. Heated over the stovetop in a sauce pan. SO yummy!!

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