Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bribery. It really does work.

Ah, the art of Letting Others Write Your Post, (hereinafter LOWYP).

I really didn't have anything to say today, I spent last evening basking in the glory of a meal well made. I rocked out the pancetta, eggs and Parmaggiano, and made a perfect fettucine carbonara. This is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes, the signature dish of Rome, and one of those pleasures I allow myself when Lori's not home. She'd love it if she gave it a chance, but since the eggs are cooked only by the heat of the pasta, she fears it.

Cracked a bottle of Pinot Noir, a nice French beauty from '02, and it really went with the salty fattiness of the meal.
So I really didn't have the energy, all loaded up on pork fat and carbs and wine, (oh my), to write anything brilliant, exciting or challenging for you, dear readers. Not even a Dead Wrestler Trading Card.

But fear not! For bribery prevails.

You may recall that last December there was a little prize-laden contest held here at CDS Enterprises. And the dear and lovely Nej, of the Omaha Mot-and-Nej's, won said contest.

Because living vicariously is what the Internet is all about, go read her play-by-play about her winnings. Sweet, sweet, bacon-y winnings.

And then remember, there are plenty of other quizzes to be won. No bacon bars, I'd go broke if I did that with every quiz I posted. But they're good practice, nevertheless. Because even though you missed National Pie Day, International Bacon Day will be upon us before you know it! And what better reason for a giveaway is there?


Nej said...

I didn't know fettuccine carbonara was made with basically raw eggs. Learn something new everyday. :-)

I'm Italian, I love to eat Italian...but I leave the Italian cooking up to Mot, or the occasional restaurant. So......I guess I have a good reason for not knowing.

International Bacon Day? Will wonders never cease?

(or is it ever cease?)

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I thought Pie Day wasn't until March 14th.

Elliott said...

Actually, that's "Pi" day...but that doesn't mean I won't be eating pie to celebrate.

Nej, they're not raw, the heat of the pasta cooks the eggs.

And now that you've called the statement into question, I'm not sure. I believe the former is correct, though somehow the latter works for me, too.

Because I'm easy. Like a Sunday morning, one might say.

Nej said...

Any excuse to eat pie is a good excuse. :-)

Raw...cooked by pasta heat. Tomayto, tomahto. (hehe)

I can laugh, because the whole raw egg thing is what killed Caesar Salads for me. (well, it WOULD have killed it, were I a salad eating gal)

Elliott said...

That suggests that you won't eat raw cookie dough, either.


And I love a good Caesar salad.

Nej said...

Oh no....cookie dough is totally in. I'll risk it. I mean, come on...it's cookies!!! :-)

I used to eat raw hot dogs all the time when in high school. It's not egg, but it's still kinda strange now that I think about it. :-)

calicobebop said...

Thank GAWD it's lunchtime because I am now starving thanks to your post. Must go find something with bacon...

dogimo said...

I keep coming back to this post to try to say something about the carbonara. I love that stuff. Man, I love that stuff.

One time we went to this little Italian place up over in Frisco (I call it "Frisco"), and my spaghetti carbonara was like a BLISS BOMB. And you know what? Two of the other people were sick later!

I felt it was the egg that protected me from whatever they got.

Be nice and share!

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