Tuesday, August 31, 2010

simple supper-pasta, bacon and tomato

One of my favorite meals in the world is this simple and quick dish of pasta. My gran  made this for us when we were young and it is something I eat at least once a month, to this day. The best thing about this dish is that it  can be made with any sort of pasta and you can add herbs  or other meat or meat type product and it still tastes delicious. This is my favorite sort of pasta to bake as the flavors once  melding for a day or two, are wonderful.

I also, like this made with  either breakfast or Italian sausage instead of the bacon. Serve it with a side of salad and garlic bread and you have a simple supper that does not break the wallet. It is quite tasty served barely warm and is a great summer time meal when made with all, fresh from the garden ingredients.
 one large onion or 3 leeks -chopped
 1/2 pound bacon, cut in 1 inch  pieces
3 cloves garlic, chopped 
1 28-ounce can  chopped tomatoes or 5-6  fresh tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped or tbsp dry parsley
1 pound spaghetti
Parmesan cheese
A handful of fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper

 Brown bacon to a crisp in pan, add the onion for the last 3-5 minutes  and garlic when near done. Drain grease, reserving 2 tbsp to add to the tomato mixture. Boil pasta to au dente in salted water, then drain.  Mix all ingredients and serve topped with Parmesan.

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