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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 13, Sunday

Pasta with Bacon and Leeks
Fresh Fruit

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          I'm so glad that I decided Sundays could be 'decadent food days' occasionally. That way I can make some of these wonderful dishes and know it's the 'exception' rather than the 'rule'! We'll finish with some nice fruit - our nod to healthy eating!

Pasta with Bacon and Leeks

Total time: 25 minutes
    This is my answer to the much more decadent Fettuccini Alfredo and a variation on Spaghetti Carbonara.  Leeks are best in this, as they are mild, but you could substitute 2 onions, just sauté them until very tender and starting to brown.

Pasta with Bacon and Leeks Ingredients:

 Instructions

Note:  I used whole wheat pasta.

Fresh Fruit

Something seasonal

Cooking Schedule: 25 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
pot and colander for pasta, large skillet, medium
bowl, whisk 

Put water on high heat for pasta
Note:  Fresh pasta cooks in 3 - 4 minutes
           Dried pasta in 15 minutes
       If using dried pasta don't start cooking until you
       start the pasta

Start to cook pasta if using dried
Sauté bacon

Clean, slice leeks
Remove bacon, drain excess fat
Add oil, scrape pan
Add leeks, sauté
Grate Parmesan
Whisk eggs, yogurt, cheese
Start to cook fresh pasta
Crumble bacon, add to leeks
Drain pasta, add to leeks, bacon, toss well
Pour eggs over, cook, stirring
Pour into bowl, sprinkle with cheese
Serve - don't forget the fruit!