The other day when I developed the pumpkin sage cream sauce I did it with the intention of serving it with rotisserie chicken. Well if you read yesterday's post I also paired it with hang over eggs.
This sauce is so versatile because of the flavor combination. Not only did it enhance the chicken but it was wonderful on the pasta. This whole dinner combination was a nice change from a traditional roast chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy.
I think pairing the pumpkin sage cream sauce with other pasta dishes, with vegetables and maybe even with fish is not out of the realm of possibility. It is such a good, balanced and flavorful sauce that you have unlimited possibilities. Make the sauce, taste it and you will see what I mean.
As far as the cost of this entire dinner: The chicken was on sale for 99¢ a pound. It was almost five pounds and could feed 4 to 5 people. The peas were frozen baby peas and the cavatelli was $1.00 per bag (also a frozen home made pasta). Total cost came to $9.43; feeding four people for $2.35 per person or five people for $1.88 per person inclusive of all ingredients. Now that is a Cooking On A Budget meal.