A cream sauce that lends itself well to many variations.
Basic Cream Sauce
Melt butter in pan and add garlic. Then add cream and salt. Bring to boil and reduce until it starts to thicken (10-15 minutes).
Chop 4 oz of crimini mushrooms and cook in butter until soft. Push the mushrooms to the side of the pan and add ingredients for the Basic Cream Sauce and cook as directed.
Creamed Green Beans
Cut up 8 oz fresh green beans and parboil for one minute. Then saute the beans in 1 tbsp butter for 5 minutes and set aside. Make Basic Cream Sauce but 5 minutes before it's done add the beans. If you previously made Mushroom Sauce add some to the mix.
Thaw 8 oz frozen peas and set aside. Make Basic Cream Sauce but 5 minutes before it's done add the peas.
What's peas without carrots? Slice 8 oz fresh carrots, cook in boiling water, and set aside. Make Basic Cream Sauce but 5 minutes before it's done add the carrots.
S.O.S. Without the Shingle
Remove the skin from two Johnsonville Brats (8 oz), break into small pieces, and fry until brown. Add 1 cup heavy cream and reduce until it starts to thicken.
Add 2 tbsps grated parmesan cheese to recipe for Basic Cream Sauce.
Curry Cream Sauce
Increase the butter to 2 tbsps and substitute 2 tsps curry powder (more if you like spicy) for the granulated garlic in the Basic Cream Sauce.