This is something that I started to type up the other day but my WiFi was in and out at the house on top of having a rough day.. so forgive me for giving up and building a fort out of blankets. Yes, you heard right… a fort out of blankets.
I have learned that when things get a bit out of whack and you need to take a step back, just remember you are queen of your own domain and no one can judge you for being DTBBF [down to build blanket forts]. Blanket forts are a no fail way for making even your darkest of days that much brighter- so long as you have a string of Christmas lights hanging around at least.
Anyways, when I was making this dish I honestly had not gone grocery shopping in 2 weeks due to a crazy business/personal schedule so it was made up of what I had hanging around in my pantry which is pretty majestical in itself! It was inspired from multiple different Pins on Pinterest but I took some from this recipe and took some from that recipe, so needless to say it was my own Frankenstein of sorts.
1 Pkg Fettuccine; cooked al dente
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese; shredded
1/2 Lb Bacon; cut into 1″ pieces and cooked
3/4 Cup Fresh Spinach; chopped
1/2 Cup Cherry/Grape Tomatoes; quareterd
4 Garlic Cloves; smashed and minced
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
Firstly, cook your bacon… I do mine the water method because I am weird but hey, cant argue with perfection!
Next drink a beer because your feeling are showing and you need to make them go away! Just kidding, its yummy- so drink!
Look at that crispy perfection! This is exactly why I love the water method! Transfer your cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate and reserve 1 Tbsp of the bacon fat for the next step.
Using the same skillet and the reserved bacon fat, saute your garlic over medium heat for 1 minute or until tender.
Add tomatoes and lemon juice, cooking for 1 minute longer.
Reduce heat to low and slowly whisk in your cream, carefully though so that it does not curdle.
Then whisk in your parmesan cheese…
And then add your spinach. Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
Look at that happiness!
Lastly, add bacon and stir to combine.
Look at that skillet full of magic! Admit it, you want to just eat it like that… Well at least wait until you combine it with the cooked pasta!
Toss your cooked pasta with your skillet sauce well to combine.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley because you are fancy as fuck and dont let anyone tell you differently!
Finally, plate and serve.