I’d like to dedicate the following post to my sweet firstborn son, Ansen who just turned 5 on the 21st! In honor of his birthday I made his favorite, favorite meal: spaghetti. But as any mom knows, multitasking is key and I wasn’t about to just make plain ‘ol spaghetti when I had the opportunity to turn this celebration into a blog post. So I made it with Pancetta, our ingredient of the month! I decided to make spin-off carbonarra recipe. Take out the egg, but add red sauce. There are seriously only 5 ingredients in this recipe so there is no excuse why you should not be making it (as long as you can find pancetta). Plus, everyone loved it so much the boys didn’t even wait for us to cut up their spaghetti and just started slurping it down as fast as they could. I love meals like that. They barely ever happen.
The following day we had Ansen’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and it was a truly horrifying experience. I know, you all warned me. And you were right. But the day will never come when he can call me a bad mom for never having taken him to Chuck E. Cheese. So at least there’s that. This is parenting.
1 package spaghetti
1 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese
1 cup tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce
1 package (aprx. 6-8 slices) pancetta
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
|Wait! You can't eat it yet. Mommy needs to take your bowl outside and take a picture of it. This is totally normal. Everyone does this.|
|Ansen - the birthday boy :)|