Always Follow the Directions

Spaghetti Carbonara. Simple, right? Noodles, cheese, mushrooms, easy!

Not for me.

Tuesday night I attempted my mom’s Spaghetti Carbonara recipe. Notice I say attempted. I already had most of the ingredients, and who doesn’t love bacon and cheese? All I had to do was boil noodles, mix together butter and cheese, throw the veggies in and then add the eggs. 15 minutes and done, I got this. So I followed the directions and mixed everything together and-clumpy?-the cheese and veggies weren’t mixing with the butter. The eggs were getting clumped up with the cheese. Ugh. So I ate clumpy carbonara, and my boyfriend swears it was good.

I know he’s lying.

Turns out, when the directions say to slowly pour egg yolks into the mixture, they mean slowly. I completely overpassed this part of the directions, and in turn I had an omelet with noodles in it covered in butter. It’s the second week in and I’m already screwing up my mom’s recipes.

Aren’t you proud?

 

 

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Featuring my mom’s perfect handwriting

Ingredients:

8 oz. thing spaghetti

1/2 lb. sliced bacon, 1′ pieces

2/3 cup chip green onions

1 can 4 oz. mushrooms

1/4 cup margarine

4 oz. cheddar cheese

salt

pepper

3 egg yolks-slightly beaten

 


Directions:
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Cook spaghetti, drain, keep warm

Cook bacon and drain

Saute onions, mushrooms 2 minutes

Remove, set aside with bacon

Melt butter in same skillet

Add everything else but egg yolks, then egg yolks, little at a time

Toss and serve

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