Wednesday, February 10, 2010


THE TRUTH ABOUT ME  IS THAT IT'S REALLY HARD FOR ME TO stick to things.  I get an idea, solidify the plan, really mean to follow through forever and then it sort of becomes...oh, you know.  Blame it on being an Aries.  Blame it on the Bossa Nova.  Whatever.
Therefore, here I am, it's Choclat Sin #13 week, and I'm thinking, would it be so wrong to skip a chocolate week?  I sort of feel like pasta today.  Silky, rich, cheesy strands of fettuccine.  With bacon, no less. 

I hear that there's a recipe for chocolate covered bacon.  Who would have thought so, and how hard would that be?  Tell you what, let's not totally abandon the choclat sin, let's just melt some semi-sweet, pour it over crispy bacon and let each other know how it turns out.  Deal?  Deal!! 
1 (9 ounce ) package fettucinne
2 slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tbls. all-purpose flour
1 cuo low fat milk
2/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsps. chopped fresh parsley
freshly ground pepper
1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain in a colander and reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

2.  Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.  Remove bacon from pan, reserve drippings.  Add garlic to pan, saute for 1 minute.  Sprinkle flour over garlic, cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.  Cook 2 minutes, until slightly thick.  Reduce heat to low.  Gradually add cheese, stirring until melted.  Stir in salt and reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid.  Add hot pasta to pan, toss well to combine.  Sprinkle with bacon, parsley, and pepper.  Yield: 3-4 servings.

Cook a few strips of bacon, anytime, day or night.  Pour melted chocolate on bacon.  Let harden, or not.  Eat.


rallentanda said...

I accuse you of a cooking crime.
Bacon and chocolate.Have you ever seen The Vicar of Dibley?A woman in the series used to cook stuff like this.I know you are a kidder
so this was a joke(right!)

Lyn said...

Hi rallentanda-
I have been accused of worse..and am familiar with "The Vicar"...I kid you not, this is the verifiable truth..bacon is now supreme amongst foodies(of which I am not one) and nothing sends them into paroxisms of ecstacy like bacon and choco!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Okay, just what I needed. A brand new no-no food...bacon and chocolate...two of my faves combined. Uh-oh. Let's see now...I think I have some bacon in the freezer...

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
A new fad..sooo chic!! They talk about overweight, then feature this on all the cooking/ restaurant shows, "pig" (their word) is exalted now in this neck of the woods!!

Snooty Primadona said...

Not quite sure I could wait for the chocolate to harden. But, I've decided to make some for hubby for V-Day. That man loves chocolate and bacon more than any other foods in the world. Is chocolate actually considered a food? I think it should be a whole food group!

Love the pasta with bacon too!

Lyn said...

Hi Snooty-
What fun hubby will have with the V day treat!
Even when I try to stay away from chocolate, I just can't quit it!

A Cuban In London said...

With bacon, pasta and garlic in the recipe, I don't care whether you post about chocolate or Venusian eclairs. :-)

This is yummy. It's proper comfort food, the type you knock up in a minute.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Thank you... I think the pasta trumped this time! Especially for comfort from the present blizzard!
Found a choco recipe in the Martian Chronicles..Venusian to follow!!

Anonymous said...

I love chocolate too and as for bacon, on toast, yummy. The pasta dish looks very appetizing and delectable, Lyn. Oh so sad - I am watching what I eat and joined the gym so these foods are a no go, except for a block of dark, dark chocolate here and there.
Thanks for your comment on my blog. The kiln works fabulously. Trying to decide what to do with the pendants. Aim to resolve today.
Have a wonderful day and a better weekend.

Lyn said...

Hi Sylvia-
Welcome back and thanks. Of course chocolate remains #1, though we must eat other stuff..I always try to make all recipes low fat..can't eat that rich stuff either.
Keep up the good work with the new kiln..Great weekend too!

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Lyn said...

Hi Anonymous-
Glad to be of help! Thank you...


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