I am completely afraid of the dentist. It is not rational, I know. It is not that I am actually afraid of the person. Frankly, I am afraid of the noise. And the potential pain even though the entire side of my face is totally numb. I have a very good dentist and I think that somewhere in my file, it probably states that I am a total nut case and to tread lightly.
So even though the side of my face was numb, I was in need of comfort food yesterday afternoon. In every Italian restaurant in Germany, there was always Tortellini Alla Panna on the menu. It is a very simple dish: pasta, butter, cream, Parmesan and Prosciutto. With ingredients such as these, it is obvious that the dish is absolutely delicious. While I did not have tortellini, I did remember that I had fettuccine in the refrigerator. With already cooked pasta, the dish took all of 5 minutes to create. While I must have looked ridiculous eating from one side of my mouth, it did make me feel a whole lot better.
No worries about a definitive recipe. Here is what you do. Melt about a teaspoon of butter in a sauce pan. When it is melted, add a few strips of prosciutto and swirl in the butter. Pour in about 1/2 cup of cream and as much grated Parmesan as you want. Bring just a boil. Add the cooked pasta and cook for a minute or two. Place in a warmed bowl, top with additional Parmesan and pour yourself a glass of red wine.