Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Recipe with Pink theme

Think Pink !  As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month. 

There are several places of business that are participating.

For those of you who have a Panera Bread franchise in your state:

Panera Bread is selling “Pink Ribbon Bagels” and donating twenty-five cents for each bagel sold to a specific Cancer Instituteor organization in that region.

I stopped by Panera’s last evening after work.   The bagel is baked in the shape of the ribbon used for Breast cancer awareness. Flavored with cranberries and dried cherries and cherry bits, it is delicious toasted.

Estee Lauder and Clinique each year sell products with the pink theme.  Stop by your favorite department store to check it out.  They usually have little pink ribbons to pin on your outfit.

Has anyone heard of a recipe themed contest .  With pink theme.  Possibilities could be endless.

Spaghetti Carbonara II                

                                                               4 servings

1/4 pound bacon, cut into one-inch lengths

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley,preferably Italian

1 cup finely diced Fontina cheese

2/3 cupfinely shredded proscuitto or Virginia Ham

2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

hot red pepper flakes

1 pound Sphaghetti

Freshly ground pepper

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1.  Heat the bacon pieces in a heavy skillet and cook, stirrring frequently, until crisp.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper toweling andto drain.

2.  Pour off almost all the fat from the skillet, but do not wash the skillet.  Add the olive oil and onion.  Cook the onion until tender.

3.  Prepare the parsley, cheese, prosciutto, and egg yolks and keep these ingredients, plus the bacon bits and pepper flakes, close at hand.

Have a hot dish ready for tossing the spaghetti and hot bowls ready to receive the portions. 

4.  Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water to the desired degree of doness ( 10-12 minutes or more).  The moment it is done , empty it into a colander.  Drain the spaghetti quickly , then pour the spaghetti into the hot dish.

5.Add the onion, bacon bits, parsley, Fontina cheese, prosciutto, beaten egg yolks and red pepper flakes to taste and toss quickly and thoroughly with a fork and spoon.  Serve in hot bowls and pass the pepper and Parmesean cheese.

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