Monday, September 20, 2010

Bacon and Pasta, AKA: A Sign There's A God And He Wants Us To Be Happy

I'm seriously overworked lately, and definitely behind on household projects. I decided to actually cook dinner tonight for the first time in about a week. I've been surviving on sandwiches and leftovers, which are not the most exciting of meals. Then, of course, I'm watching Food Network and they're talking about the best comfort foods in America. This inspires me to make a meal that is in no way a healthy meal - but damn, is it good! Tonight: spaghetti carbonara.

Spaghetti Carbonara
2-3 slices thick cut bacon
1/2 lb. spaghetti
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
2 Tb. milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping

1. Put a pot of water on to boil as bacon is placed in a cold cast iron skillet to cook. When bacon is cooked through, remove from skillet and let drain on paper towels. Keep rendered fat.
2. While bacon is cooking, chop onion and garlic. Add to bacon fat and stir until transluccent. Add pasta to boiling water.
3. Drain pasta and add to skillet, coating in rendered fat. Whisk together eggs, milk, and cheese and slowly add to skillet, stirring continuously to prevent egg from scrambling. Crumble bacon and add to pasta.
4. Top pasta with extra cheese and devour. :)

Seriously - this meal is a sign that there is a god and he wants us to be happy. It's pasta, cheese, and bacon! How could you go wrong?! This is definitely in the top ten favorite meals of all time.

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