Monday, May 30, 2011

Pasta with bacon and onions

Orecchiette pasta with bacon and onions topped with shredded Parmesan.

Cleaning makes you hungry!! I crisped up some bacon and set it aside and discarded all of the bacon grease. I caramelized some onions in a skillet with a few drops of olive oil. Then tossed in 1/2 cup of cooked Orecchiette pasta. I added 2 Tbsp. of the pasta water to the pan and let the pasta get coated with the onions.

I separated the fatty part of the bacon from the meat - set the fatty parts aside for the dogs and chopped up the meat.

I shredded some Parmesan on top and sprinkled the bacon on top. This dish was rich but really delicious. The sweetness of the caramelized onions paired beautifully with the saltiness of the bacon.

And for my greens I tossed some frozen spinach and frozen peas with chopped garlic, shredded pieces of teryaki nori and 2 tsp. of mirin and soy sauce.

This dish turned out better than the pasta dish!

Now it's time to get back to cleaning, Ugh(((  I am looking forward to embracing an Amish-like aesthetic by the end of the day.