Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara



I’ve mentioned before that my son, Craig, is on a two-year mission in Italy.  Here is a recent picture of him with some of his buddies.  He’s the second one from the left wearing the aqua blue tie.

We get an e-mail from him every Monday, and we’re allowed to Skype with him for an hour on Christmas and Mother’s Day.  I really miss him, but I know that he’s having a great time.  He loves the food in Italy, and in one of his e-mails, he suggested that I try making some Pasta Carbonara.  He explained that it has eggs in it and that they are cooked when mixed with the hot pasta.  I had never had Pasta Carbonara before, but I decided to give it a try.

Pasta Carbonara

I started off with a recipe by Sunset Magazine which I thought was just mediocre, but I could tell that it had potential.  What it needed was more of all the good stuff.  More bacon.  More cheese.  More eggs.  And a little bit of cream.  They had actually removed the cream to make it less fattening.  I added it back in.  Along with more of all that other good stuff.  And now. . . . .  Well, NOW it’s REALLY GOOD, or as they would say in Italy. . . FANTASTICO!

Pasta Carbonara

You’re gonna like this!  (Thanks, Craig!)

Pasta Carbonara

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