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(post, Rachael Warrington)
My mom came up for the weekend. My darling hubby was at a local track meet, the kids were home, but enjoying the first evening of summer break. I wanted to fix something simple but different. I did not want to eat cereal for dinner, again.... So I found a recipe for Pasta Carbonara. “Okay,” I said to mom, “let’s give this a try”. I put the whole wheat pasta on to boil; I mixed three eggs together and placed them in one of my fancy new prep bowls that I forgot I had. My mom chopped and fried up the bacon. I chopped up a Vidalia onion to add to the bacon grease after the bacon is finished, garlic follows. Next I minced some fresh flat leaf parsley, love this stuff smells so fresh and green. Next I have shaved parm ready. Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, are ready. Carefully I drain the hot pasta and return it to the pot. Quickly stir in the eggs and 1/2 cup of half & half. Stir, stir, stir till the eggs are cooked and combined with the cream. Throw in all the remaining stuff. Stir some more, add a bit of saved pasta water to loosen the mixture up a bit. It smells so good and it took about 5 minutes to mix it all together. I plate the pasta and add more fresh chopped parsley and shaved parm. My mom and I sit at the breakfast nook table to eat. It is good! It is really good! My mom asks me how many times I have made this, and I let her know this is my first time ever. We go back for seconds and the pot is empty! My kids snuck in and ate it!!! A good recipe, good ingredients and dinner is enjoyed by all!