This recipe is adapted from one given to me by my friend Yvette (Hi Yvette!). And if you're a strict measurer when you cook, I'll go ahead and warn you that this recipe will drive you crazy. Because I just sorta throw it together each time and have no idea where the original recipe with all the exact measurements even is!
This is a meal you can adapt for two or three or a huge crowd. So just go with it!
Heim Family Favorite Carbonara
Bacon, at least 1 pound
Sliced mushrooms or peas or neither
Parmesan or cheddar, we like both but have been using shredded parmesan lately
First, fry the bacon. I cut it up with my kitchen shears and cook it until done. This way you can cook it all at once. While you're doing that, boil the water for the spaghetti and cook it and drain. Keep it hot! (That's not too hard, this is one of those meals that all comes together in perfect timing.)
Next, drain the bacon, leaving some yummy bacon grease still in the pan and add peas (which my family hates, but I love and I had some, so I used 'em and they survived) or mushrooms or neither. Then add sliced green onions, a little garlic, whatever else sounds good and cook until looks "done."
After you drain your spaghetti, beat two eggs and pour it over the hot noodles, tossing it to coat and let the egg cook from the heat of the noodles. Then pour your bacon mixture over all that, then toss with pepper. (The bacon makes it salty enough not to need any extra.)
Finally, toss with shredded parmesan and serve.
Voila! Delicious, fast, easy, and I usually have everything on hand.
Seems like some of you probably have a quick and easy favorite answer to this question--so do share with the rest of us. (And, yes, I think take-out is a perfectly good answer too!) Leave a link to your recipe or use the comments!
(And, nope, this isn't what's for dinner tonight. We're going with comfort food. Tummy eggs, bacon, and blueberry muffins. Didn't quite make it to the grocery today...though I do have all the stuff