Pasta

A perfect vehicle for almost any flavor. A good, cheap, filling starch, or a delicate envelope for a delicious filling.

Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo

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Before I could post the chicken broccoli alfredo recipe, I needed to try it again with the right portions of cheese. I didn't feel like cooking meat, so instead I tried spinach and mushrooms, despite my previous experience with spinach, in bacon and spinach pasta with parmesan being less than satisfactory.

The end result was I finally made a spinach dish that I liked. And I made a mushroom alfredo that wasn't just "mushroom gravy with cheese". And they both happened at the same time!

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Breakfast Spaghetti

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I'm a big fan of Pasta Carbonara, which a friend of mine affectionately refers to as "Breakfast Spaghetti". Raw egg is added to just-cooked spaghetti. The heat from the spaghetti cooks the egg into a nice coating. Add parmesan cheese, Italian sausage, and proscuitto (or bacon in a pinch) and you've got Carbonara!

Lacking the necessary Italian sausage, I decided to try something a bit different. Instead of scrambling the egg, I fried it over-easy with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. I cooked the bacon crispy, rather than my usual chewy, and topped it with the cheese.

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