Thursday, May 27, 2010

Heart and Home and Pasta, Yum!

Hi there! Welcome back,  my blogging buddies!

Time for Pasta, on this Foodie Friday!
I'm feeling hungry, and this is so easy and delicious. So, let's get ready to cook!




I don't know about you, but it seems like I always have an appetite for a warm bowl of pasta.
It's my go-to food of choice when I'm in a hurry, or craving a comfort food.
On yet another rainy day like today it's the perfect meal.

I'll bet you have all the ingredients on hand, and if you're super hungry it's ideal,
becauses this goes really fast.


PASTA CARBONARA 
 (inspired by Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express, thanks!)

You will need:
Pasta - spaghetti,  linguine or similar
(I use whole wheat)
eggs
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
pancetta, bacon, or very thinly sliced ham
olive oil
salt, pepper and parsley to taste
Boil water for pasta and cook it until done.
Meanwhile, cut into small pieces and lightly brown in olive oil the meat.


Beat together three eggs,
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and the browned meat.


Drain the pasta, reserving some of the water.
Return pasta to large pot, add the egg mixture to it and toss quickly.
The heat of the pot and the pasta will cook the eggs.
(I turned on the heat and stirred for 30 seconds or so to thoroughly cook the eggs.)
 Add some of the reserved pasta water if needed to moisten pasta mixture.


Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese,
 freshly ground black pepper and chopped parsley.

Make a nice salad to round out the meal.

Enjoy ~



There you have it -
Dinner in about 20 minutes!

I told you it was quick! And once you taste this you'll be thanking me for posting the recipe.
Well, you're welcome!
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Heidi

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15 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh my this looks delicious! My family adores pasta! I am going to try this in the next couple of days!

YUMMY!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Debbie said...

I love this dish! Looks incredible, and easy.

Haden News said...

I love a easy but delicious dinner! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will be trying it!!

Andrea said...

I have several urgent prayer requests at arise 2 write.
andrea

Tracy F. said...

I've always said that this is what I would choose for my last meal!

sewingseeds4U said...

This looks delicious and we are definitely a pasta family...just ask my backside, lol. Will definitley be giving this one a try soon. Thanks again for your encouraging words. Patty

Sherry said...

Bacon is awesome with pasta! This looks wonderful!

Adriana said...

wow this looks good! (stopping by from sits)

Natasha said...

I will definitely give that recipe a try. I love pasta of any kind and your recipe looks delish!

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh do you happen to have an extra plate?

I hope you'll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo
Pat

Kathysue said...

Hi Heidi, I just checked my emails and there you were. Aren't you just the cutest little thing!! Thanks for coming by for a visit, so glad you enjoyed my blog.Delores is a sweet blogging friend and I just love her I am glad you came via her. It is very nice to meet you. Have a wonderful lonnnng weekend,isn't that the best!! Kathysue

cheri said...

another addition to my must-try pasta favorites.after all, pasta is comfort food :)

from SITS :)

Satakieli said...

This looks great, and I love Mark Bittman recipes!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Nishant said...

I love pasta of any kind and your recipe looks delish!
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