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
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
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?