One meal that I make quite often is this one. A few years ago when money was really tight, it was one of those dishes that I could throw together with the ingredients I had on hand.
This recipe that I'm sharing is from the Better Homes and Garden "New Cookbook Special Edition" and slightly different than my version.
6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 ounces dried fettuccine or linguine
1 beaten egg
1 cup half and half, light cream or milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
Coarsely ground black pepper
Cook bacon until crisp. Drain.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a saucepan combine egg, half and half, and butter.
Cook and stir over medium heat until egg mixture just coats a metal spoon (about 6 minutes); do not boil. Immediately pour sauce over pasta; stir gently to coat.
Add cooked bacon, Parmesan cheese and parsley; stir gently to combine. Season with with pepper. Serve immediately.