Thursday, January 28, 2010

Food of the Week

So, no one has participated on the blog with the contest..well that's ok I will continue to host them, if you enter... you could win! I didn't post yesterday as I am still crazy busy and trying to catch up on things that got neglected when my son was in the hospital. However, I didn't want to forget about today. Today I am giving you the recipe for my favorite and I mean favorite food. Spaghetti Cabonara is the ginchiest!


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook one more minute.
  3. Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  4. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table.
It is absolutely the best and since we are a big family this recipe is for 8 people. If you want to see pictures... sorry I don't have any at this time...but there are plenty on the internet to "see" what it looks like. To me it is the absolute best, especially since I am not a super duper huge fan of ground beef (don't ask its

Hope everyone has a good day!

Bon Appetite