I haven’t been home much this past month meaning that I also haven’t cooked. It also means that when I go to cook, there is very little food in the pantry (but we have a pantry now! #ilovelife).
This is nothing fancy and literally takes 15 minutes from start to finish, but, its our comfort food and no matter how simple it is, we love it. You could jazz it up with some bacon, or fresh parm, but the fake stuff stores better and so its far more likely I have some in the fridge when I get back from a two week trip.
15 minute carbonara:
What you’ll need:
1. Pasta (we use whole wheat). Half a box feeds both of us if we’re starving.
2. Parmesan cheese (we use the green bottle fake stuff unless I’ve thought ahead)
3. Frozen peas (we use the cheapest store brand option)
4. Heavy whipping cream (Half a pint is plenty for two)
5. Eggs (we use one per serving. aka if two people are eating, use two eggs)
6. Black pepper (to sprinkle on top)
What you do:
1. Boil water and add pasta and frozen peas. Cook according to instructions on pasta box (usually about 10 minutes).
2. Drain and put it back in hot pan on stove (that you’ve now turned to low).
3. Crack eggs on pasta/peas and stir until completely coated. Continue stirring on low heat for two minutes (to cook the egg).
4. At this point, you can add the cream to the whole mixture, or you can separate the pasta into individual bowls and add cream then (that’s what we do because Ben likes less cream than me :). Add a few tablespoons of cream per serving but really, just wing it. Add cream till pasta is lightly coated.
5. Sprinkle on LOTS of parmesan cheese and top with black pepper.
VOILA – 15 minute carbonara (and with the whole wheat pasta and the protein filled eggs, I can almost forget the cream and call it healthy).
And because I like to photograph my food until it gets cold:
Speaking of food – any vegas food recommendations for while we’re here?
And now head over to Cam’s blog and learn how to make homemade peanut butter cups, or how buying adorable clothes can feed homeless in America (I might just have to go do a little shopping :).