Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rigatoni Carbonara and Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 34

Welcome everybody to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 24, and I am also giving you a great recipe for Rigatoni Carbonara.   I will post the recipe for the Rigatoni Carbonara after all of the information for today's Party.

I just want to remind everybody, that I am away on vacation so I will post the featured bloggers for the last two weeks along with the featured bloggers for this week on Wednesday, November 7th.  I really appreciate all of you sharing your wonderful posts and links while I am away.  I haven't had a chance to look at everyone's links yet, because the internet is very expensive on the cruise ship.  I am grateful that I am able to write my posts offline, and then just go on quickly to publish them.

I am very excited because on Monday I got to participate in an Iron Chef on Celebrity's Cruise's Silhouette with one of my table mates, Bridgette Khoury, from Montreal.   We were the sous chef's for one of the chef's on the ship.  It was a blast.  We had to create a meal in 15 minutes with one minute to pick the ingredients.  The chef made lamb chop, which looked outrageous.  I have no idea how they tasted, because the judges were the only ones who tasted the food.  We did not win, but it was exciting to participate, and we did win a bottle of champagne.
Anyway,  we were in Malta yesterday, and today we are in Naples.  I love Italian food.  Which is fitting since today I have put Rigatoni Carbonara on the menu.

Now on to the party. Welcome, again,  to my Wednesdays Adorned from Above Link Party 24.   I hope that all of you have fun, and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful work from last week.  You are all truly amazing.  I want to thank all of you for your support of Adorned From Above.  I really appreciate all of the time you take to link to my parties.  Keep up the good work.

Let's Party!!!

Your posts can include anything, I would love to see what you have been up to.


1. Follow me in some way;  G+, GFC, Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter.

2. Visit at least 2 other links and leave some comment love.

3. I would love for you to link back to me in some way.  Either a link or a button.

4. Your posts can include anything, including giveaways and etsy shops.

5. Have a link somewhere on your post to Adorned From Above, and visit some other posts - after all it is a party.

So, Rigatoni Carbonara is one of my favorite dishes.  I choose to use rigatoni over fettuccine, because I love the way the rigatoni holds the sauce inside and around the pasta.  I have used bacon in this dish, but you can use pancetta.  I just did not have any available when I was making dinner.  I love the salty taste of the pancetta or bacon with the egg on the pasta.  It is a very simple Italian meal to prepare, and wonderful for a quick dinner.  So here you go, the recipe for;

Rigatoni Carbonara

1 lb rigatoni
1/2 tsp salt
1 tb olive oil
1/2 lb bacon  cooked and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 eggs
pepper to taste
2 cups parmesan cheese


Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.  Add salt and olive oil.

Add rigatoni and cook 12 to 15 minutes.  I prefer the pasta al dente ( which means it is a little chewy,  I don't like it too soft )

Drain the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking beat 3 eggs well in a bowl, add the pepper.

Once is it mixed well and the rigatoni is cooked add the egg mixture to the pasta and stir well. 

The hot pasta cooks the eggs, so you do not have to worry that you are eating raw eggs.

Next, add the bacon, and mix well again.

You can now add the parmesan.  I always put it on top of the rigatoni, because my husband is allergic to cheese, so I top our our Rigatoni Carbonara with parmesan at the end, but most people add it in before serving.  It helps make a very nice sauce with the egg and bacon.

Serves 4 to 6

This can be made as a meal in its own right, or you can use it as a first course for beef, chicken, or fish.

Thank you so much for coming by today.  I hope you like the recipe and the party.  I always love hearing from you, so send me your comments.

Have a great week and ENJOY!!!!

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  1. Thanks for hosting, Debi! Enjoy the rest of your vacation :-)

  2. Great looking carbonara recipe! Thank you for hosting. Have a good time on the cruise :)

  3. Thanks for hosting such a GREAT party! Today I shared my Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Candy Bars and my Pumpkin & Vanilla Candy Corn M&M Shakes. Have a nice week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  4. Thanks for another great party Debi!!!
    Hope you're still have a fab vacation

  5. Linking up again this week - thanks for hosting :)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Keep having a wonderful time Debi!
    And thanks for hosting this party

  7. Thanks for hosting! Hope you week is going great!

    PS I am now also following via Facebook and Pinterest:)

  8. Debi, I was having problems linking up this morning and now my Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies appear 3 times! Can you delete the extras for me? Thanks for hosting!

  9. Debi,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! The recipe sounds so yummy! I am definitely a pasta gal!!


  10. Debi, I LOVE easy meals, esp ONE DISH meals such as this, well not counting the ever important side salad ;-) Sounds delish!

  11. How fun to be in an Iron Chef competition! The cruise sounds wonderful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Thank you for hosting.

  12. Thanks so much for hosting, Debi! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  13. Thanks Deby for hosting!! I am sharing my Moroccan Lamb Kebabs. Meriem

  14. Thanks for hosting! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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