Jul 3, 2011

Our walk through the Beautiful Bowring Park

Just thought I would share some pics from our lovely walk through Bowring Park. I LOVE Bowring Park. It is so beautiful and I remember going their way back when I was pregnant with Princess Belle and imagining her there. Now I get to take her and her sisters there and that feels special.

Tonight's supper for the family was Spaghetti alla Carbonara. It was a HUGE hit and super easy too! (recipe after the pics!)

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

1 pound spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 ounces thick cut bacon (about 5 pieces), chopped into small pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 large eggs
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
black pepper
1 handful flat leaf parsley, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

Note: You want to make the sauce while the spaghetti is boiling because it's the heat from the pasta that will cook the eggs.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta. Drain well, and reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet with deep sides over medium heat. Add bacon pieces. Saute about 4 minutes, until crisp. Add garlic and saute another minute. Add hot drained spaghetti to pan and toss for 2 minutes to coat with the grease from the bacon.

Beat eggs and parmesan cheese in a bowl until lumps are gone. Remove pan from the heat and pour egg mixture into the pasta, stirring quickly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.

At this point you can add some of the reserved pasta water to thin the sauce slightly if you'd like. Just add a little at a time until you get the consistency you prefer. Season with pepper and check to see if salt is needed. Pile pasta into bowls and serve with more parmesan.

1 comment:

Julie said...

That is a very pretty park. :) ... Glad you had a nice day!