Friday, July 31, 2009

Re-creating our Wedding Dinner

For our anniversary, Frog Prince and I re-created our wedding dinner, complete with wedding cake!!

We had alfredo, chicken, broccoli, bread sticks, lemonade and of course, cake.  There was also a red-sauce for the pasta, but it's more of a treat for us to make a white sauce :)

First, our main course...

Fettuccini Alfredo - Modified from Keeping it Simple

1 recipe homemade pasta, cut like fettuccini
6 chicken tenders (you can use more)
1 T olive oil
4 T flour
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 T minced onion
1/2 C whipping cream
1 C half-and-half
1/3 C Parmesan cheese, shredded
Parsley, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Coat chicken in flour and cook in olive oil in skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides.

Place cooked chicken into a 9x13 glass pan, when browned.

Using the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, whipping cream, half and half, and pepper and heat until bubbling slightly; stirring continuously.

Then, remove from the heat and add in the Parmesan cheese. Allow the heat from the sauce to melt the cheese.

Pour the cream sauce over the chicken.

Then, bake at 375 for 15ish minutes until sauce is bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley, to taste.

While chicken in baking, boil the water for the pasta and prepare the pasta.

We also had broccoli with this dish at our wedding, so we prepared the broccoli while the alfredo dish was cooking.

Serve chicken and sauce over pasta and broccoli.

The verdict:  tasted great, almost like what we had at our wedding!

Wedding Cake - From our wonderful cakemaker!!

1 white cake mix (use egg whites, save the yolks for the curd)
1 recipe lemon curd

Bake cake mix according to package directions using 2 8-inch cake pans; or follow the directions to make your own cake mix from scratch. Prepare lemon curd as directed, and allow to cool.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups (1 lb) confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons milk or water

Cream butter and shortening. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar one cup at a time. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. Add milk/water and beat at high speed until light and fluffy. Keeps for 2 weeks in refridgerator--rewhip before using.

To assemble the cake...

Take the cakes out of their pans and allow to cool completely on a wire wrack. Then, slice the top off the cakes to make them level.

Spoon the lemon pudding onto the top of the bottom cake. Carefully set the other cake on the top.

Cover with frosting :)

Decorate as you wish... (I'm cleaver, but not nearly as talented)

Serve and enjoy!

Good to the last drop...


  1. aw, it's so neat that ya'll did this!!! i'll have to try the chicken alfredo recipe.

  2. Im so impressed that you made your own pasta! I have been wanting to try to make my own pasta but haven't felt that ambitious yet! Everything looks so good! I hope you guys had a Happy Anniversary!

  3. What a fun way to celebrate your anniversary. This dinner looks about as tasty as it gets!

  4. How sweet! What a nice way to celebrate your anniversary!!! Wishing you guys many happy years to come!

  5. Our anniversaries must be very close together ... ours is July 31st (Sat). Six years, and I honestly cannot remember what on earth we had at our wedding. I know I didn't eat it! I think we had poached salmon, a mashed potato bar, and some kind of chicken ... hmm!

    I DO remember that we had Italian Cream and Strawberry layers on our cake and it was divine.

  6. I love the idea of a "wedding cake" for your anniversary. Ours is a month away... I will definitely be borrowing this idea.

  7. Happy 4th anniversary! Love the first and last shot, they say everything. :-)

  8. Awww What a sweet and romantic thing to do.


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