This is your second chance in life. And it involves carbs and bacon.
And brussels sprouts, which is green, so it’s basically a salad.
Meals like this govern my life. Approachable enough for a weeknight, but disguised as a pretentious, laborious weekend undertaking that makes you stabby.
It’s quite simple really!
And you can juggle it all (I say juggle like it’s bad, but it’s not. I’m sure juggling is fun, if you know how. Which I don’t. But I can imagine that it’s fun. Something about control meets unpredictability meets technique. Sort of like cooking! Never mind.) at the same time – roasting here, rendering there, boiling water here. Bing bang boom.
Let’s discuss this pasta. This is how psycho I am. I saw some dude’s photo on Instagram with these large pasta rings in it, and I fell into such an unjustifiable obsession, that I called nearly every single grocery store in town, in a fit of tears, because NO ONE CARRIES THEM. So Amazon it was. I feel like if you order food on Amazon, you’ve reached a new low.
Or a new awesome?
I’ll make t-shirts.
It’s no mystery that bacon and brussels sprouts are like milk and honey. Peanut butter and jelly. Sony and Cher. Brad and Angeli- wait.
Then it all gets tossed together with a bit of reserved pasta water, lemon juice, B U T T E R (you remember the whole second chance at life thing, right?), lemon zest (hi, acidity), parsmesan (hi, nuttiness) and toasted panko (hi, crunchiness.)
You know that one dancing lady emoji in the red dress? That’s you right now. That is you with this pasta in your face.
Heaven help us.
Maybe more bacon?