April 8th, 2014

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

Posted under Italian, Main Dishes

2 Responses to “Pasta Carbonara”

  1. Hi! My name is Jen and my husband and I just moved our family to Rome and live in the ward your son is serving in. We had dinner with him last night and we were talking about food and he gave us his recipe for this meal and then told us about your blog. I had to check it out and am making your version for dinner tonight. He’s a great missionary and we feel lucky to have him in our ward!
    I look forward to using more of your recipes- they look awesome.

  2. Well, hello Jen! Thank you for the nice comments about Craig and also my website. How fun that you get to live in Rome! I don’t know if it is a permanent move or not, but I’m sure you are experiencing lots of changes. I hope you enjoy it there. I know Craig has loved every minute of his time in Italy. The Pasta Carbonara idea came straight from Craig. I had never had it before he told me about it, but I really like it. I hope you do, too.


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