Monday's were made for Bacon

It’s Monday, Monday, Monday… Imagine me singing that, or don’t, because I really cannot sing.  I was going to do a different dish this wonderful Monday, or mundane Monday, or terrible Monday, depending on who you are, but after popular demand on Instagram, I’m doing my B.L.T pasta.  That’s right B.L.T, but wait, they don’t necessarily stand for bacon lettuce and tomato, no, this is a special B.L.T.  Bacon, lime, tomato pasta.  

Bacon, lime goat cheese sauce, basil, burst tomatoes, pasta- these are a few of my favorite things

Bacon, lime goat cheese sauce, basil, burst tomatoes, pasta- these are a few of my favorite things

I know that doesn’t really sound like it would all go together, but this may have been one of the best dishes that I have ever created.  I really mean it.  Gareth and I ate it up, so did Braedon, but he eats everything.

This is an awesome salad that Braedon and I ate at Dolores Park Cafe last week, see he eats everything!

This is an awesome salad that Braedon and I ate at Dolores Park Cafe last week, see he eats everything!

Yes, he even ate the avocado, blue cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes in this salad!  Who's child is this?

Yes, he even ate the avocado, blue cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes in this salad!  Who's child is this?

How was your weekend?  Mine was fine, I loved hanging out with my friends on Sunday.  It was nice to ‘have a day off,’ in so many words.  I really didn’t do anything for the blog, except take photographs of brunch, because...well I’m going to blog about it of course.

Raspberry, ricotta, candied walnut, and honey toast... I may be in love with this toast from Marlowe's.

Raspberry, ricotta, candied walnut, and honey toast... I may be in love with this toast from Marlowe's.

Where is time flying off to so fast?  I mean, wasn’t it just Christmas?  I’m about to celebrate 6 months of my blogging journey and I’m still going strong.  I can’t believe how much I’ve already matured and learned.  

I really noticed how much time went by last night when Gareth and I went through Braedon’s clothes.  He was so little!  I don’t think I really noticed how much he’s grown until I look at the newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  I can’t believe that stuff really fit him!

Should I do a motivational quote every Monday?  I was thinking of doing one and then I thought it might be too much.  I mean you probably have enough to worry about today!

Here's your Monday Motivation!

Here's your Monday Motivation!

Speaking of worrying.  Braedon is due to get another set of shots today.  I’m not looking forward to it.  I cannot stand to see the poor little guy cry.  He’s been good about it up to now, but he’s so much more vocal and opinionated now.  Wish us luck!

I might need more bacon after today.

B.L.T Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 Tbs flour
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 1 tbs rosemary
  • 1 lb of your favorite pasta!
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350- put bacon in for 15 minutes, flipping half way through, or until crispy
  2. On medium low heat melt butter
  3. Slowly whisk in flour, making sure there are no lumps
  4. Slowly pour in cream, stirring as you go
  5. Add tomatoes, lime juice, zest, basil, salt, pepper, and rosemary, let simmer until tomatoes burst
  6. Boil water and cook pasta as box directs
  7. Pour 1/4 cup of pasta water into sauce and whisk until smooth
  8. Drain pasta- set aside
  9. Add cheeses and simmer until melted
  10. Add bacon, simmer for 5 minutes
  11. Stir in pasta

 

What are you eating this week?  I’m really looking forward to dinner tonight, I’m making chicken salad.  I need something light and healthy after how much I’ve eaten this weekend!

Need some inspiration?  How about these fajitas that I made at the beginning of the month?  They are easy and fabulous!  Need a drink to water down your case of the Monday’s?  Well, my mojito will hit the spot!

Come back on Wednesday, I’m doing a review of Marlowe’s brunch in San Francisco!  

These are the deviled eggs from Marlowe's.  They were so good, that I need to try to mimic them.  I loved the jalapeno on it!

These are the deviled eggs from Marlowe's.  They were so good, that I need to try to mimic them.  I loved the jalapeno on it!

While you’re at it, keep up with me on instagram and twitter!

See you soon!

#MomNoms