Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus and Cream Sauce
10 oz penne pasta
12 oz asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
6 to 8 oz chicken cut into bite size
2 to 3 oz olive oil, butter or margarine
1-cup heavy cream
Put pasta on to boil. In large sauté pan, add oil and heat. Add chicken and sauté about 3 minutes. Add asparagus and sauté until all pinkness is out of chicken. Add cream and when it stars to boil, lower to simmer and allow to reduce by about half. Add pasta to pan and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh cheese of your chose!
Remember it is all about love! Peace out.
About 10 people have asked me during the last week in various ways what my goals are for my (our) column?
I get so much out of doing this, and judging from your feedback, you are gaining pleasure as well. I started in television some 20 years ago and was under contract with ABC News twice, first with the Home Show taped live daily in Los Angles, later with Good Morning America. We had to fly to New York about twice a month for live appearances. I left ABC to become one of the first chefs to broadcast with Food Network. I tell you this because my life is an open book; as such I feel I am in a position to say things that others feel they can only think about Do you feel me? For you old school parents, if you do not understand (Do you feel me?) ask one of you teenage kids.
I want "Recipes for Life" to be fun, easy, comfortable and sometimes serious. When speaking with school children across the country, I tell them, "If I could be anything I would be this big glob of love that rolls down the halls or streets, and when someone touches me they go, ‘Wow do I feel good,' making the person who touched me say, ‘I want to pass on love'" after reading Recipes for Life, going to www.curtisaikens.com, having seen a TV show, maybe heard a radio spot or read an interview in a newspaper or magazine. My goal is that you realize that if Curtis Aikens, the guy that did not learn to read until he was 26 years old, can do that so can I.
Just like when I cook, my recipe for life is if it did not work the first time, trying it a different way until you find just the right mix.