Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Today we had a lazy Sunday. We went to a Christmas party last night which made us (unfortunately!) oversleep for church, and left me feeling rather stale. The best way I've found to endure a post-party day is to drink lots of water, eat a carb-heavy meal with some protein and fat, and then watch all 3 Lord of the Rings movies in a row, while trying to stray from the couch as little as possible, except when going into the kitchen.

Today I decided to try making Carbonara, because we're going out of town for a few weeks and have got practically nothing in our fridge.

1 lb pasta- I used fusilli, because I think it's fun to eat the spirals)
Olive oil- to coat pan
2-3 T Minced Garlic
1-2 T crushed red pepper flakes
6 slices of Canadian bacon (or whatever bacon is around)
2 eggs, beaten
Chicken broth
grated parmesan

Directions: boil water for pasta. As pasta is cooking, begin sauce
Coat a big giant pan with olive oil. Add garlic and crushed red pepper, and heat until fragrant and pretty. Slice up bacon into slivers and add to oil mixture. Add some chicken broth (maybe 1/2 cup)

When the pasta is done cooking, drain it, reserving some liquid. Put drained pasta into big pan with oil mixture and stir up.

Use reserved liquid to temper eggs; stir about 1/4 cup of hot liquid into beaten eggs and stir. Pour egg mixture over pasta and stir.

Dump on about 1/4-1/2 cup parmesan. Stir pasta until sauce begins to thicken and stick to the noodles. Add salt/pepper as desired.

Eat immediately. Feel better.

Note: I think if you're using bacon that's not Canadian (uncooked bacon) then you should add that before the garlic and red pepper, as that type of bacon will take longer to cook than the Canadian.

I didn't take a picture of the food because I was too busy eating it. Here's a picture of Reagan instead:

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