Jon’s Market in North Hollywood had their sample hawkers out today, and one meat rep had some delicious Longaniza sausage wrapped in a tortilla. His selling point: A good Chorizo substitute with half the fat and more meat. Being the carnivore that I am, more meat is always a good thing, so I was sold American!
Carbonara of any kind is soooo easy, and if you didn’t have to boil the pasta, could be considered a one-skillet meal. As usual, I took a basic Carbonara recipe and did my own thing: used Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses and tossed in some spinach. I also cooked vermicelli-sized angel hair pasta instead of the standard length. All-in-all, it came out great, especially complemented with a slice of garlic bread!
Hubby and I had a packed day, so it was nice to be able to whip up something and sit down to eat in 30 minutes. Beats takeout, any day.