We haven’t gone grocery shopping yet. No one showed up to bring me a latte and Danish with my paper this morning. Or salmon eggs Benedict, or waffles with maple-pecan butter and berry compote and whipped cream. By dinnertime my bed still wasn’t made and my stomach was growling so loud Lou growled back.
The only problem with Christmas in November is going home afterward. You expect me to eat Shreddies for breakfast?? With one percent milk??
So we still didn’t have anything in the fridge at the end of the day. But we always have spaghetti, and Mike brought eggs home from my sister’s when he went to pick up Lou. And there was Parmesan, and half a pack of frozen bacon in the freezer, and of course peas.
I meant to eat only light and vegetarian food this week; it turns out I have to wean myself. On the upside I have only had one mini Oh Henry and one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup today, which is fairly outstanding. (Damn post-Halloween sales. $1.69 for a box of 50?!)
I’ve made pasta carbonara already this year – it’s easy enough to do without a recipe. I hacked a couple inches off one end of the frozen bacon and threw it in a pan to work its way undone while the pasta boiled. Then stirred 3 eggs in a bowl and pulled out some Parmesan. When the pasta was almost done I dumped some peas right into the water with it to cook for the last few minutes.
When the pasta was done I drained it, saving some of the cooking water, then put it back on the stove and tossed in the egg and Parmesan cheese with tongs. (You can then add a bit of the water to lubricate it a bit if you want your carbonara saucier instead of drier.) Added back the bacon and sprinkled the lot with pepper. Done like dinner.