Have you noticed that I never post any normal recipes? That’s why I don’t have a cooking blog. If this were just a cooking blog, you’d only visit to make fun of me.
I just can’t help but post a recipe every now and then. I like to eat! I don’t necessarily like to cook, but it’s a means to the end and this is a family recipe.
FringeMan won’t eat it, look at it, or smell it. He has that cottage cheese phobia/food intolerance I’ve mentioned before and these macaroni have cottage cheese.
I know that probably sounds gross to you and you are probably thinking that FringeMan has good reasons not to like my family’s recipes, but hear me out.
You start this recipe by cutting a pound of bacon into bite size pieces. I know it’s getting better already.
Now you fry it up in a pan. I’m that kind of woman.
I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let him forget he’s a man, because I’m a WOOOOOMAN.
I have faint and very distant memories of a commercial featuring that song.
Ok, I’m getting sidetracked. Fry the bacon until almost crisp, chop one small/medium onion into fine pieces and throw it in the pan. Cook till tender and bacon is crisp, because I L.O.V.E. crisp bacon. Now drain half of the grease, but make sure you keep some in the pan for flavor.
Apparently this is not a low fat recipe, but people in my family tend to live far longer than necessary and don’t get hardened arteries; therefore, I’ve concluded that bacon is good for you.
Please ignore the crumbs on my stove. I wasn’t planning on taking pictures while I was cooking, but then I remembered I have a blog and there are lots of people that would love to hate this recipe.
I forgot to tell you that before you begin cutting the bacon, you should put a large pot of water on to boil and let the pasta cook (according to the directions on the box) while the bacon is frying. You can use any kind of small pasta you’d like.
I purchase pasta solely on looks and I happen to adore the little ruffles on Campanelle. If you prefer elbows, go ahead and use those. I’ve never been an elbow woman myself.
Recap: You cooked the pasta and drained it. You fried the bacon, added onion, and removed some excess grease. Now dump your drained pasta into the bacon and onions.
Add lots of salt & pepper to taste, unless you’re on a diet that limits salt. If you can’t have salt, you’re missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially if you’re a woman.
Now add your large container of cottage cheese. I prefer the large curd. If you’re going to eat it, you may as well be able to see it.
Mix thoroughly and serve.
[my daughter is hanging over my shoulder and pretending she’s barfing, sounds and all]
Although my children have been corrupted by FringeMan’s aversion to all good cheeses, this actually tastes good. I promise! I brought it to a BBQ the other day and all my neighbor’s loved it, even the children.
It’s perfect with hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, sausage, pork chops…whatever!
Easy and delicious…don’t listen to my daughter.
This post is linked to This Blessed Nest’s Picnic Party. Go visit for more great summer recipes!
This is free information for you. I always thought ‘maccaroni’ was spelled with two c’s, but apparently they stopped spelling it that way in the 1600’s. HUH? Can I be that far behind society as a whole? I guess I’m an old soul.