Hello Foodie Friends!
Do you have any teens to feed or worse still students!!! You know, ...those things that eat like there is no tomorrow, and they usually come with a variety of hangers onners, when your fridge stock is at its lowest!!
I can not tell you how many times a tin of good ol chopped tomatoes have saved my bacon!!!
So, this is one of those hit and run numbers as I like to call them! When you approach the kitchen and have no clue what's going to end up on the table in less than half an hour to be consumed by said gang of starving students.
I love cooking this for week night meal because that means that lunch is sorted for the next day (that is when there are only two for supper)
I have a student who dances four to five hours a day and a carb laden lunch is a preference, and besides, it tastes better the next day when the flavours have infused the pasta!
Spaghetti with a smoky tomato, bacon and avocado!
1 packet of Spaghetti
1 Onion Chopped
1 Packet of Rindless back bacon
1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
1 heaped teaspoon of paprika
a pinch (or two) of sugar
I like to get the onions in the pan with a glug of olive oil to sauté slowly while I boil the water for the pasta.
Give the onions a light sprinkle with paprika and a tiny bit of sugar and keep the heat low.
Remove onions and add bacon, chopped or diced, as you like it.
Fry for a few minutes, then re-add the onions and the tin of chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and the rest of the paprika and if need be a bit more sugar to taste.
Simmer gently over low heat while you prepare the pasta according to the instructions (on the packet boys!!!)
Peel and chop avocado
Drain pasta and return to pot. Drizzle with a little olive oil and work it through the pasta.
Add the bacon and tomato sauce and the avocado and mix together.
Serve with a crusty baguette and Parmigiana (unless you are a student on a tight budget, then you won't miss it, or the money has been spent on beer!!)
This is also such an easy dish for students to prepare in their digs, not to mention that lunch is sorted as well. So, this is for you guys at Stellies for next year!!! Remember to invite me ova to taste!!
By the way, if you are a seasoned cook or pro chef and have not read the intro to my blog, the main reason for blogging my recipes was to parent by remote control, and teach my offspring to cook, instead of answering twenty phone calls at dinner time, or some ungodly hour of the night, when students decide that its dinner time!!!
So pardon if some of the instructions sound a bit mundane!!! And no, while they lived at home they gave the kitchen a wide berth hence me rattling on here!!!