Monday, November 16, 2015

I just...I wanted you to see it at least once. This house is yours, ours. I had it built for us, when it looked like there was a chance for us.

Spaghetti alla Crabonara
"...I bought the land and I had it built...there are bedrooms for lots of kids. This was going to be you and me raising a family and growing old together in this house. It was supposed to be ours, and I just wanted you to see it at least once, at least once before I sell it. I wanted you to see the dream."

Aren't we all just building houses for other people, unsure of whether we will ever actually live in them together. We put our hearts on the line, throwing spaghetti to the wall, hoping something sticks.

Dickens was right when he said "life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it". I value every single person who has come into my life; friends, family, partners, and partners in crime. I'd like to think that there are infinite alternate universes where each person you've met gets to play a starring role in your life. Earth is the first stop, we just have to keep cycling through!

Like Fitz in the quote above, i'm just waiting to meet you in Vermont (yay Scandal!). If this wild theory isn't true, then I guess there is just one thing left to say. For a brief moment in time we were something, and that is worth everything.

I think such a heavy post requires some comfort food. Let's lift things up a little bit by making Spaghetti alla Carbonara.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Serves One

3 oz Spaghetti
2-3 Slices Bacon chopped
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Pasta Water 
1 Scallion Sliced
Pepper to Taste

Mise en Place
1. Boil the spaghetti for 10 minutes until al dente

2. While the spaghetti is boiling whisk together the egg and Parmesan cheese 

3. Cook and drain bacon strip

4. Drain pasta and reserve 1 Tablespoon of the pasta water
5. Slowly whisk the hot water into the egg and Parmesan mixture (this will help begin cooking the egg)
6. Mix the egg mixture, chopped bacon, and sliced scallion with the hot spaghetti

7. Top with pepper and extra Parmesan cheese! 

Salty, Creamy, Delicious.

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