One of my go-to dinner recipes is so simple but yields delicious results. Want to know the secret? Cook some pasta (Personally, I think angelhair is the most delicious shape); fry up some bacon; remove the bacon but keep the grease; cook some veggies in the bacon grease; add some cream; mix it all together! See how simple? I promise it is so delicious–I’d guess it’s probably the bacon grease…
Vegetarians beware: this post contains photos of raw bacon!
First, fry some bacon
Cook some shallots in the bacon grease
Add some frozen peas and half-and-half (though I have been known to use heavy cream!)
Once it starts to thicken up, add it to the pasta!
I’ve had good results with all sorts of veggies, like squash and onions instead of peas and shallots. Every veggie tastes better cooked in bacon grease!
The Portland sun and rain is doing wonders for our garden and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait to harvest and cook with our homegrown fruits and veggies. (Picked an almost-done green onion today and tried to eat it raw….I don’t recommend it).
Squash Blossoms: these were taken a few days ago and already there are a handful more blooms.
These peas were among many volunteers in my friend’s garden that I dug up and brought home. I thought they were sweet peas, but don’t those have white flowers? hmm..
And of course, where would I be without my handy helper, Knitty Kitty? She diligently hunts the various bugs and eats them. It is part of her reparations for eating all of my leek starts earlier in the season! (In her defense, they did look an awful lot like her cat grass that she is ALLOWED to eat…)
I can hardly believe that my garden is blooming, when it all used to look like this: