Slim Pickin’s

Tomorrow is grocery day…and it is getting pretty bare in the fridge and in the cupboard.  The choices for dinner tonight were pretty slim.  First I thought we could have homemade pizza–but no cheese.  Then I thought we could have sausage and perogies–but no sausage.  Then I though we could have Thai stir fry–but no mushrooms, or broccoli, or anything else stir fry like..and on and on it went…

What I did have was lots of pasta, 1 carrot, 2 green onions, 1/4 red pepper and a few other items…here is what I came up with for dinner–turned out pretty excellent too!

Penne Carbonara

1/3 bag penne cooked al dente
1 small carrot shredded with your vegetable peeler
2 green onions sliced
1/4 red pepper diced
1/4 cup diced and cooked bacon
1/2 jar julienned sundried tomatoes
1/4 cup pecans


Sauce
3 egg yolks
1 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup half and half cream
Mix well. (will thicken as it sits)


Saute vegetables and add bacon, sundried tomatoes and pecans.  Drain pasta and reserve 1/3 cup cooking liquid. Add pasta to veg mixture pour in reserved cooking liquid and sauce mixture.  Mix until well coated.  Serve with a bit of parm grated on top.

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