Kids in the kitchen: bacon and avocado linguine (with a side of Ferris)

The eldest hit the hotplates again last night and it was gooood.

She whipped up a gorgeous dish of bacon and avocado linguine, then we curled up on the sofa and scoffed it while watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

I wasn’t keen for Ferris, but the eldest was insistent. She’d watched half the movie at a recent birthday party and wanted to see how it ended. (If you’re funny about the “s” word, I should warn you it comes up A LOT.)

I was never a Ferris girl as a teen – don’t ask me why, no idea. But it was really quite fun. Matthew Broderick was quite the cutie. And there was even a Charlie Sheen cameo as a druggy teen who chats up – and snogs – Jennifer Grey.


Plus, the linguine was divine.

There hasn’t been bacon in my pasta for years because Husband is a pork-free zone. I’ve forgotten exactly why, something about Christians and Muslims agreeing. So I’ve been making up for it in recent days. We had a Bill Grainger recipe of pork steaks with a marsala and cranberry sauce on Thursday night. But they weren’t a patch on the pasta.

After dinner, the eldest made me watch Daft Punk’s Around The World, which was a little freaky, then we took the mad dog for a walk.

A pretty neat night, I reckon.

Here’s the recipe for the pasta …

Recipe: Bacon & avocado linguine

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500g linguine

1 tablespoon basil-infused olive oil

1 onion, quartered

2 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

175g rindless, free-range bacon, chopped

400g can of Lite & Creamy Carnation milk

2 avocadoes, diced

cracked pepper

Grated parmesan

METHOD: Boil and drain linguine. While it’s cooking, puree onion, garlic and chilli together. Heat olive oil in a heavy-based pan and saute onion mixture for 1 minute. Add bacon and saute for 2 minutes. Add Lite & Creamy and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes. Toss sauce with linguine and avocado. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with parmesan.

What’s your favourite way to eat bacon? Were you a Ferris fan? 

5 thoughts on “Kids in the kitchen: bacon and avocado linguine (with a side of Ferris)

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  1. Bacon always seems better when cooked by someone else…ergo, Sunday breaky out has such great appeal.
    As for Ferris, that Ferrari was the real star of the movie as far as I was concerned. Forget the rest of the story!
    Oh, and I smiled at the “related” topics for this Blog…”Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”! Oops!

      1. Hahahahah! “Thinking”…what has Brad got to do with bacon, Kevin or otherwise! This could get complicated…

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