28 May 2010

Food for Thought Fridays: Bacon & Spinach Carbonara...




Food Porn! As I'm sure you are all aware, I am a self proclaimed foodie. Yes, it's true. If it's edible, more than likely I'll try it. Every Saturday I wake up and veg out on the couch with my dog, Aspen to watch the 9am - 1pm lineup on Food Network.

My favorites are Cooking for Real, Down Home with The Neelys (a dash of Cayene Pepper!!!! I love Pat and Gina. Are they not the cutest couple..ever??), Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, and my all time favorite - 5 Ingredient Fix. Claire Robinson is my hero! She takes the most decadent meals and simplifies them for foodies like me. Quality over quantity is Claire's motto - with the right ingredients you can have a 5 star meal without all of the extra fuss.

I've never tried one of Claire's recipes until last week when she combined my two loves - bacon and pasta to make a Creamy Spinach Bacon and Spinach Carbonara. It looked amazing!!!

Although I couldn't find the exact cheese and pasta that Claire used on the show - Damn Super WalMart. What's so good about a store selling groceries if they're not going to offer everything??? Either way, it was definitely one of the best meals I've ever made.

And who said no reservations on a Friday night was the end of the world?

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