Pasta Carbonara w/Asparagus, Pancetta, & Lemon Herb Breadcrumbs a tasty pasta dish perfect for the weekend!
Does anyone like watching Rachael Ray?
I used to watch her all the time. Then, she got really annoying. Like, to the point that I had to watch her with the volume muted.
The lady is annoying but DANG, can she make some pretty awesome food. Which is why I haven’t completely cut her out of my weekend schedule.
Normal Saturday’s consist of waking up before Pioneer Woman comes on and eating breakfast while watching her make something far better than what I’m having at the moment, going through my “to make this weekend” list and usually cooking/baking all day. That’s only if we don’t have a crazy schedule for the weekend already planned. I try to only plan stuff in the evenings so I can get a day’s worth of cooking and natural light for photography. It’s funny I work my life around the natural light haha
I think on this one particular Saturday, J and I were hanging out in the afternoon, flipping through channels because nothing was on tv. When we flipped over Food Network, Rachael Ray was tossing together some gorgeous and creamy looking pasta. She had me at creamy. I can never pass up the chance to make creamy pasta. It’s my all time favorite type. We stopped to see what she was making and it was a version of pasta carbonara.
And it had PANCETTA and ASPARAGUS. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I had just recently bought about 3 pounds of asparagus. Besides my pee smelling foul due to the asparagus, I love asparagus paired with pancetta just as much as the next person. TMI? hehe
I pulled up the recipe on Food Network’s site and immediately put it on the menu for the coming week.
Rachael Ray, as much as you annoy me, you certainly never disappoint in your recipes. This was so yummy. I went along with the egged theme and used egg noodles. The lemon breadcrumbs you top this pasta with screams SPRINGTIME. It’s definitely a dish you need out on your dinner table sometime soon. It really is refreshing and creamy good at the same time.