Spaghetti Carbonara was one of my favorite meals growing up. I’d always ask for it when my opinion was asked and I always wondered why Mom was reluctant to cook it too often. Now that I’m grown up I quite understand her reluctance.
Spaghetti Carbonara could also be called heart attack in a dish.
I do not exaggerate a lot.
Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe
Ingredients: 4 eggs, 1 pound of bacon, parmesan cheese, spaghetti noodles cooked to taste
Set water to boil for noodles. Meanwhile heat the pan to cook the bacon and start cooking the bacon.
As the bacon cooks beat the eggs together and add in a pile of parmesan (if you’re actually measuring the recipe my Mom gave me says 1/4 cup).
Drain the noodles and add them to the bacon grease (the recipe says 3-4 tablespoons, but my Mom always just seemed to add most of it, I drain off some amount of the grease, so it’s not overwhelming).
In a frenzy of activity pour in the egg mixture and mix it into the bacon grease coated noodles. The heat from the bacon grease will cook the eggs, and you’ll have a delicious if unhealthy meal.
Oh, somewhere in there cut the bacon up into bite-sized pieces. Sometimes I am able to do this while the noodles are still cooking, sometimes I complete this step at the very end.
Add the bite-sized bacon into your noodles and mix it all up.
Eat the delicious mess of yumminess and think to yourself this is delicious, but I shouldn’t eat it too often. Then regret how rarely you should really eat it.
Homeschool and Life this week
Despite my grand plans of having a calm Christmas it’s feeling like a hurried and rushed Christmas. Partially because this week Jeff’s been off and we’ve had stuff scheduled pretty much every day. None of which I felt we could cancel.
Since Jeff was off and I’ve learned the hard way schooling does not really work for us that way (and as a side note, I do not understand the women who can homeschool when their husband works from home, it just never works for us). So, I planned a week of “Fun School,” we were going to do all sorts of Viking projects.
Do you know how many we accomplished?
Two. Two projects, a shield and an axe, that’s it. And a whole lot of life-schooling.
Sunday we spent the afternoon gaming together a new family campaign. Sunday evening we went carolling with our small group from church for canned goods. It was a lot of fun even if it was threatening to rain or sprinkle most of the night.
Monday was our day of getting Viking projects done, then cleaning. Tuesday we did stuff. I don’t remember what, but there was stuff, and then we had friends over for dinner.
Wednesday….. It happened, I don’t remember much beyond a Christmas party. That’s really sad considering I’m writing this on Thursday. Sigh.
Thursday, Thursday is why I don’t remember anything before this, here’s our schedule:
10:30- Dance Party
11:25- Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
shop for charity family
deliver presents to drop off point (another family is taking the presents tonight)
5:00- Christmas party for Princess
7ish dinner for kids, kick them to bed and then take a deep breath as you feel like you’re missing Christmas presents. Several of them.
Friday is going to be equally busy, we’re decorating gingerbread houses and then having friends over Friday night to watch Christmas movies. I don’t think anything is scheduled for next week. I really want to keep it that way. That’s my goal, nothing for next week, except my dentist appointment (sigh, replace a filling, double sigh, and a groan).
All right, it’s almost midnight here, and I’m pretending that I’m going to bed early. See me pretend to be asleep.