Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

I have been threatening to make an attempt at homemade pasta from scratch for a while now, and finally dug deep for some inspiration.  It actually wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, although I do have a new appreciation for the perfectly prepared pasta seen in the store, not to mention my Kitchen Aid mixer!  After some brief collaboration, P. was officially in charge of the Carbonara sauce.  It was fantastic!  How can you really go wrong with garlic, cream, and pancetta?  Next up:  ravioli.  

Rolling out the dough

Cutting the spaghetti

In the pot for 2 minutes

Back in the pan to absorb the pancetta goodness before adding the sauce

Adding the sauce, being careful not to scramble the eggs

Final product paired with a glass of Flowers Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast.  Divine. 
(Note:  poor quality picture does not even do it justice, but I didn't want it to get cold!)


The Joffes said...

Oh. My. God. That looks absolutely divine. Now I want to run out and make some homemade pasta (I'd have to run out to do it because I don't have the fancy mix master thingie). However, when I was, oh, I don't know 12, I attempted to make spaghetti by hand (literally). I think that was the beginning and the end of my cooking career for a very long time! Hope you all are well. By the way, Boise rocks!

Big Blue's Driver said...


Unknown said...

Hey Tara...great to hear from you! Glad to hear you guys are enjoying Boise. It seems like a much better fit! Would love to see you guys!

And BV....I think you would have loved a plate of this one!

Brother Joe said...

Shit, that looks delicious! You guys really are pros in the kitchen! Looking forward to sampling some of that cooking on a future visit ;-) I know Lisa is jealous of that Kitchen Aid...