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 (about 15 minutes).
Chop 8 oz of crimini mushrooms and cook in butter until soft. Then add ingredients for the Basic Cream Sauce and cook as directed.
Fry chicken tenders in butter and serve topped with Mushroom Sauce.
Creamed Green Beans
Cut up 8 oz fresh green beans. Saute 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.
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.
Add 2 tbsps grated parmesan cheese to recipe for Basic Cream Sauce.