‘CREAMY EGGY GOODNESS’ – PASTA CARBONARA

‘Creamy Eggy Goodness’ – Pasta Carbonara

If your a pasta fan you probably have tried a typical Carbonara before. I must admit, the first time I have ever tried a real Pasta Carbonara was in Napoli – and I still rememeber the taste! – Fantastico 
As #Week2 of Mama Bee’s Link Party is hosting a ‘Culture’ theme – I thought I’d give this a head start.

Theme: Food, Cooking, Culture, World, People, Language, Nature

Making a true Carbonara really comes down to a good quality pancetta or bacon (and not scrambling the eggs!) The flavour from the meat is where this dish comes alive. The eggs provide the creamy texture and plenty of black pepper is also used. If you like Parmigiano Reggiano (which is my favourite) Never did I understand the passion of pasta and different shapes, sauces and exactly what matched. When I lived in Italy it took a while to learn all of the different techniques (what was popular) and what was simple.

Typically Spaghetti is used in this dish however I used whole-wheat & oat animal shaped pasta for my son. He LOVED this which always makes me happy to see!

Ingredients:
300g Spaghetti OR any pasta of your choice
3 Garlic cloves
40g Parmesan OR Cheddar Cheese (if not a fan)
3 eggs
Ground Black Pepper

(No salt as plenty in Bacon)

Recipe:

Firstly you will need to boil some water in a saucepan for your pasta. Meanwhile chop your bacon/pancetta into small sized squares. (Removing any rind that may be left).
Crack your 3 eggs into a bowl and beat them well. Season with plenty of fresh black pepper – really important as this works so well in the dish! You want to grate your cheese and mix with the egg mixture. Set aside.

Once your pan has hit boiling point, add your pasta and let it cook (until al dente).
(Meanwhile) start by cooking your Pancetta/bacon in a pan (no oil required) as this already contains fat/oil. Get your gloves of garlic and just bruise them (skin off) and add into the pan. With the Pancetta & garlic frying together this will really bring out lots of flavour and the pasta will soak this all up. (when your happy the garlic has infused all of its flavour, remove and discard. (Turn off the heat or else the next step will scramble!)
Your house should be smelling wonderful by this point!

Your pasta should be ready to drain, keep a little water as I learned from an Italian friend it is important as it also has flavour (so maybe 1-2 tablespoons).
Add the pasta to your pan with bacon and add your egg mixture. – The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs gently and create a glossy texture. (Keep mixing on a very low heat) – 3-4 minutes.
Top with a little more cheese if you prefer (I did without).

There you have it, a creamy Pasta Carbonara for all to enjoy.
I would love to hear your version of this dish!

Mama Bee Simple

‘Creamy Eggy Goodness’ – Pasta Carbonara

If your a pasta fan you probably have tried a typical Carbonara before. I must admit, the first time I have ever tried a real Pasta Carbonara was in Napoli – and I still rememeber the taste! – Fantastico 
As #Week2 of Mama Bee’s Link Party is hosting a ‘Culture’ theme – I thought I’d give this a head start.

Theme: Food, Cooking, Culture, World, People, Language, Nature

Making a true Carbonara really comes down to a good quality pancetta or bacon (and not scrambling the eggs!) The flavour from the meat is where this dish comes alive. The eggs provide the creamy texture and plenty of black pepper is also used. If you like Parmigiano Reggiano (which is my favourite) Never did I understand the passion of pasta and different shapes, sauces and exactly what matched. When I lived in Italy it took a while to learn all of the different techniques (what was popular) and what was simple.

Typically Spaghetti is used in this dish however I used whole-wheat & oat animal shaped pasta for my son. He LOVED this which always makes me happy to see!

Ingredients:
300g Spaghetti OR any pasta of your choice
3 Garlic cloves
40g Parmesan OR Cheddar Cheese (if not a fan)
3 eggs
Ground Black Pepper

(No salt as plenty in Bacon)

Recipe:

Firstly you will need to boil some water in a saucepan for your pasta. Meanwhile chop your bacon/pancetta into small sized squares. (Removing any rind that may be left).
Crack your 3 eggs into a bowl and beat them well. Season with plenty of fresh black pepper – really important as this works so well in the dish! You want to grate your cheese and mix with the egg mixture. Set aside.

Once your pan has hit boiling point, add your pasta and let it cook (until al dente).
(Meanwhile) start by cooking your Pancetta/bacon in a pan (no oil required) as this already contains fat/oil. Get your gloves of garlic and just bruise them (skin off) and add into the pan. With the Pancetta & garlic frying together this will really bring out lots of flavour and the pasta will soak this all up. (when your happy the garlic has infused all of its flavour, remove and discard. (Turn off the heat or else the next step will scramble!)
Your house should be smelling wonderful by this point!

Your pasta should be ready to drain, keep a little water as I learned from an Italian friend it is important as it also has flavour (so maybe 1-2 tablespoons).
Add the pasta to your pan with bacon and add your egg mixture. – The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs gently and create a glossy texture. (Keep mixing on a very low heat) – 3-4 minutes.
Top with a little more cheese if you prefer (I did without).

There you have it, a creamy Pasta Carbonara for all to enjoy.
I would love to hear your version of this dish!

Mama Bee Simple

Feature Wednesday ‘Inventor’s Box’

Feature Wednesday ‘Inventor’s Box’


Thank you for everyone that got involved in yesterday’s ‘Feature Wednesday’ Linky Party.
I have gone through all of the links and thought they where all great and fitted the theme.

As always there can only be one winner & as hard as it was to choose, I have chosen Ann over at Little Worlds.

I loved Ann’s idea of an  ‘Inventor’s Box’.
Not only does this activity include everyday objects, it is a form of recycling, reusing and keeping young minds active!
Full of craft fun and letting the children create anything they like, it is lovely to see just how creative children can be – without anyone’s help!

Please visit the following link for the full post.

Well done to everybody who entered, please come back again next Wednesday for #Week2 of Mama Bee’s Linky Party.

Theme: Food, Cooking, Culture, World, People, Language, Nature
Preview for something to think about!

Good luck!

http://littleworlds.co.nz/inventors-box-play-date-for-preschoolers/

Feature Wednesday ‘Inventor’s Box’


Thank you for everyone that got involved in yesterday’s ‘Feature Wednesday’ Linky Party.
I have gone through all of the links and thought they where all great and fitted the theme.

As always there can only be one winner & as hard as it was to choose, I have chosen Ann over at Little Worlds.

I loved Ann’s idea of an  ‘Inventor’s Box’.
Not only does this activity include everyday objects, it is a form of recycling, reusing and keeping young minds active!
Full of craft fun and letting the children create anything they like, it is lovely to see just how creative children can be – without anyone’s help!

Please visit the following link for the full post.

Well done to everybody who entered, please come back again next Wednesday for #Week2 of Mama Bee’s Linky Party.

Theme: Food, Cooking, Culture, World, People, Language, Nature
Preview for something to think about!

Good luck!

http://littleworlds.co.nz/inventors-box-play-date-for-preschoolers/

Feature Wednesday

‘Feature Wednesday’

Want to be featured on Mama Bee Simple? Simply click on the link below to upload your post. This will be featured live & the winner at the end of the day will have a full review of their post.

Looking for: Kid’s Activities, Recycle, Cook, Explore, Art, Education, Sensory

Mama Bee knows that you all have some wonderful creations and spend so much time wanting to share so here is a lovely opportunity!

Good Luck!

http://mamabeesimple.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/feature-wednesday-linky-party.html

Feature Wednesday – Linky Party!

Want to be featured on Mama Bee Simple? Simply add your link at the bottom of this post for me to review and choose to be featured.

Looking for: Kid’s Activities, Recycle, Cook, Explore, Art, Education, Sensory


Mama Bee knows that you all have some wonderful creations and spend so much time wanting to share so here is a lovely opportunity!
Good Luck!

CRUMBLY HONEY OAT BISCUITS

Crumbly Honey Oat Biscuits

Original Post

Oats are a great energy source and I really wanted to master my own version of an oat biscuit.  My ‘Tot Friendly’ honey oat biscuits are perfect snack box treat! If you like to watch what your child eats this is a lovely simple, healthy and low budget recipe to use.

Yesterday I took my 1 year old to a lovely play group that included lots of toys, lots of running around and a very hungry boy afterwards! As I mentioned before, oats are a lovely energy source and great for children. Packed full of flavour with a pinch of ginger and honey to combine these biscuits are a lovely treat after a busy day! Your house will smell wonderful once you have made these, (Trust me!) Try them with a cup of coffee for yourself to enjoy too.

Enjoy!

Mama Bee

Crumbly Honey Oat Biscuits

Oats are a great energy source and I really wanted to master my own version of an oat biscuit.  My ‘Tot Friendly’ honey oat biscuits are perfect snack box treat! If you like to watch what your child eats this is a lovely simple, healthy and low budget recipe to use.

Yesterday I took my 1 year old to a lovely play group that included lots of toys, lots of running around and a very hungry boy afterwards! As I mentioned before, oats are a lovely energy source and great for children. Packed full of flavour with a pinch of ginger and honey to combine these biscuits are a lovely treat after a busy day! Your house will smell wonderful once you have made these, (Trust me!) Try them with a cup of coffee for yourself to enjoy too.

Enjoy!

Mama Bee

Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

With early starts from a 1 year old it can get tough on finding plenty to do! Sun was out again this morning and we where ready to go to the park! It was frosty and icy where the sun hadn’t been however it was a lovely walk. We live close by to a well known park called ‘Kearney Abbey’, this is where we decided to visit. – Not to mention Nanny lives next door.

Here are some photo’s of our morning:

I hope you all have a lovely day too!

Mama Bee

Frosty Morning

With early starts from a 1 year old it can get tough on finding plenty to do! Sun was out again this morning and we where ready to go to the park! It was frosty and icy where the sun hadn’t been however it was a lovely walk. We live close by to a well known park called ‘Kearney Abbey’, this is where we decided to visit. – Not to mention Nanny lives next door.

Here are some photo’s of our morning:

I hope you all have a lovely day too!

Mama Bee