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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 7, Sunday

Pasta alla Amatriciana
Fresh Fruit

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

             I used a package of fresh linguine for this, and with the light sauce, it wasn't too much.  If you like hot, add the red pepper flakes or Tabasco.  Mon mari adds it at the table, out of consideration for my wimpy palate.  If you still have spinach left, sauté some as a side.  

Pasta alla Amatriciana

Total time: 30 minutes
    This is a classic Italian dish, with probably as many variations as there are Italian cooks.  Mine comes from a combination of cook books blended with what I like. Make it as hot as you like.

Pasta alla Amatriciana Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fresh Fruit

Your choice; something seasonal...

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, pot and colander for pasta

Put water on high heat for pasta if using dried pasta
Sauté bacon
Chop onion
Mince garlic
Turn bacon
Chop tomatoes
Remove bacon and fat, if needed
Add onions, garlic, sauté
Put water on high heat if using fresh pasta

Grate Parmesan
Add tomatoes, wine, herbs to onions
Tear bacon, add to sauce, cover, simmer
Cook pasta if using dried
       15 minute break
Uncover sauce, simmer
Cook pasta if using fresh
Drain pasta
Put pasta in large bowl, add Parmesan, toss
Add sauce to pasta, toss
Serve, more Parmesan on the side...
Tabasco... extra red pepper...
Don't forget the fruit!