Cravings can be a wonderful thing especially for me in the kitchen. When it gets cold outside, I want to be in the kitchen. Cooking makes me happy. I enjoy it. I was craving spaghetti carbonara. Again, a pretty simple dish, and one that I normally have the items in either the pantry or the fridge.
Chop three to four cloves of garlic.Cook bacon, and keep the fat in the pan. Remove the bacon from the pan, and coarsely chop.Barilla has this wonderful pasta that has 17 grams of protein so I can have some pasta and not feel as though I am cheating completely (because we all have those days). Follow the directions on the pasta to al dente. Drain, but reserve one or two cups of pasta water for later in the dish.Mix together two eggs and one cup of Parmesan. You can add more eggs just make sure that you whip or blend it with the cheese thoroughly.Add the pasta to the pan (with the bacon), stir to coat. Quickly stir in the egg mixture, and add a generous amount of black pepper.Add some of the pasta water if it seems thick, but just continue to stir until the cheese mixture is fully coated on the pasta.Top with grated cheese and parsley if desired.This made my night! It is rich and creamy, and completely satisfying.
Let me know if you try it.