It’s Tuesday! What does that mean? It means James makes dinner!
James’ task was to create spaghetti carbonara (what’s the difference between ‘carbonara’ and ‘alla carbonara’?). There were no eggplants this time, just a few simple ingredients. Like the eggplant parmesan, this is the first time either of us had eaten spaghetti carbonara and it was delicious! We agreed that the addition of sauteed mushrooms might add a nice kick, but what we had on our plates, with riesling in our glasses, was fantastic. Despite James’ claims that he doesn’t like cooking or doesn’t quite get it – he always makes something great!
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food with Martha Stewart
1 package spaghetti
4-5 slices turkey bacon
3 large eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup white wine
1 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 T. canola oil for frying
parsley for garnish
1. Slice turkey bacon in thirds, set aside on small plate
2. In large bowl, mix together eggs, parmesan cheese, half and half, white wine and minced garlic. set aside.
3. Boil water for pasta, add generous amount of salt. While that’s boiling, add canola oil to skillet, when hot, fry turkey bacon, 8-10 minutes.
4. Cook pasta, Drain quickly. Immediately pour hot pasta into egg mixture. Add turkey bacon pieces. Add parsley for garnish
Voila! James makes a successful dinner once again!
Post-baking thoughts: This little stream of consciousness doesn’t have much to do with the making of the meal since I just ate it and did the dishes. However, I just have to say that although most of the recipes I whip up are from other food blogs, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Fast Cookbook is fantastic. It’s organized into seasons so you’re using the freshest ingredients in homey, savory, sweet, light or tangy meals, depending on the recipe. That’s all – just a quick shout out to felon and homemaker extraordinaire, Martha.