Hey, folks! I have a few things today. A video, info about the Cards for Kate card drive and a recipe. Yes, the recipe is random, but it is tasty. 🙂
Here is a video for the Cards for Kate card drive. It is just Colin showing us some cards and the new rockin' handmade prize Tim Holtz made and donated. (Click HERE to see the prizes – we have 50 already!!!!!!!!) The video isn't a big deal, but it is worth it to see what Tim made, and my son referring to the "salt and sawdust" Tim likes to put on flowers. (Also known as Distress Stickles. 🙂
A few people have asked about the ages of Kate's siblings. Will is 4 and Olivia is 7. And, please keep Kate in your prayers as she is needing some today. (For updates on Kate, visit www.prayforkate.com. You can also follow her Dad on Twitter HERE.)
Next, I tried a new recipe tonight. It was based on a recipe I saw on Oprah by Tom Cruise. I am not his biggest fan (his beliefs about PPD drive me nuts) but I have wanted a Carbonara recipe that wasn't too unhealthy. So, I changed his a bit and found this to be tasty. (To see his original recipe, click HERE.)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic (you can use more – I don't like a lot)
2 tablespoons chopped onion (you can use more – I don't like a lot)
8 to 12 thick slices Italian bacon (I cut off the fat. I bet you could use pre-cooked bacon.)
1 package spaghetti
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
(Ken added chopped fresh tomato and basil at the end and loved it. I liked without.)
In a pan, combine olive oil, minced garlic, onion and the Italian bacon cut into small squares. Let simmer for about a half-hour, being careful not to let the oil get to a boiling point. (This would be muchhhh faster with pre-cooked bacon.)
In a bowl, beat 4 eggs with lots of salt and fresh ground pepper.
Cook spaghetti until al dente, drain and immediately add egg mixture to pasta. The eggs are actually cooked by the pasta. (Make sure the eggs are thoroughly cooked before proceeding.) Pour in the mixture from the frying pan and stir. Finish with the parmesan cheese and serve!
I really liked it. I appreciate good Italian recipes without heavy cream. 🙂
OK… back tomorrow with some card shares. Night!