Ground Beef Stroganoff…

Is what’s cooking!  Served over a bed of egg noodles, it makes for a hearty meal.

Longaniza Carbonara with Spinach is What’s for Dinner!

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.