Amazing Butternut Squash Pasta – Episode 6
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I sure did. I had some much needed time off, and now I’m ready to cook and plan and eat!! Not that we didn’t eat a lot over the holidays. We love good food, no matter what the season.
Today’s dish is inspired by a dish I found in a cookbook that I got for Christmas called The Silver Spoon, which has over 2,000 Italian recipes for me to try. Oh boy, oh boy, oh yum!! I took the idea of mixing egg and cheese and using it to coat the pasta, and added my own twists. Like adding ground beef, bacon, butternut squash, lemon and olive oil. I got someÃ‚ Llano Seco Organic Pork bacon for the first time from Abundant Harvest Organics this week. Oh wow is it ever amazing! I’ve been hearing for a long time from other subscribers about how great it is. Not one word of that was a lie! As you know, bacon is one of my favorite foods. I’m quite picky about the bacon I eat, and have pretty high standards. This stuff is just too good to not gush over. I’m also trying the organic eggs (from Burroughs Family Farms), organic ground beef (from Panorama Grass-Fed Beef) (which I’ve tried before – it’s just as good as I remembered!), and organic cheese (oh how I love cheese!) (from Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms). There are a few other things too, but I’m saving them for another week… I can’t use them all today… or can I… no, I’ll wait. Since we’re still unpacking, kinda recovering from all the delicious food we ate, and getting back into the swing of things with work, I wanted to share a quick, easy, tasty meal. I hope you enjoy it!
|Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara||
- 1 C parmesan cheese
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 6 oz. (about 5 slices) thick cut bacon
- 1 C roasted butternut squash
- 1 t lemon
- 1 egg
- 1/4 C white wine
- 2 T olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 C dried pasta
- Heat salted water for pasta. Cook the bacon. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and discard fat. Add wine to pan and deglaze, scraping the crispy bits off the bottom. Add ground beef. Add pasta to water.
- Once beef is cooked, remove from pan and set aside. Remove pan from heat. Mix egg, squash and half the cheese with a fork. Add to pan and mix with cooked pasta, coating the pasta. Cook over very low heat. Add lemon juice, olive oil and remaining cheese.
There’s still a menu, it will be on theÃ‚ menu page. (That’s where they’ll be from now on, in an effort to keep these show posts a little shorter! :)) Have a look, click on some recipes, cook up some dinner! The planning is all done for you, all you have to do is buy the groceries and make it. And, even if you don’t subscribe to Abundant Harvest Organics, the produce is something that can be bought at your local farmers’ market or grocery store (unless you’re in California andÃ‚ want to subscribe to AHO…Ã‚ it’s a great way to start off your new year’s resolution of eating better and being healthier). This meal can be found on Friday of this week’s menu.