Mal and I went on a serious cleaning spree this afternoon. Our house is totally spotless now. I love being able to sit back enjoy the look and feel of a clean home. Don’t you? It’s really the best feeling ever! (Ok, I’m a dork! ;-))
As you can see, I finally cleaned off our dining room table! 😉
I’ve always loved pasta carbonara (or any cheesy pasta really), but I never loved how I felt after eating it (i.e. blah and lethargic). This recipe has all of the same flavors, but tastes much lighter. It even tasted a bit healthy with the extra veggies mixed in, but not too healthy. My husband didn’t realize it was a “light” meal! 😉
As usual, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. I nixed the basil, used buttermilk instead of half & half, grated asiago instead of Parmesan, and added mushrooms to the recipe. It still turned out well! 😉
And, for the record, before cooking dinner, I snacked on a sliced peach.
Now, I really want something sweet. I’m thinking a couple of Effie’s Oatcakes with Barney Butter smeared on top. Mmm! Yep, that sounds delicious.