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Fabulous Fettuccine

Fabulous Fettuccine

Happy Groundhog Day – come on Punxsutawney Phil, no shadow…

Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, winter will last six more weeks, but if he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will come early.  In light of the #PolarVortex2019 of this past week, I’m rooting for an early spring (plus, I genuinely hate winter…my bones can’t take the cold, yet I continue to live in Missouri #thestruggle).

At least the weather is looking up for this weekend, plus tomorrow is Super Bowl LIII ~ lots going on.  Meanwhile, get outside and enjoy the sunshine while you can (just in case) and then relish a dish of this Fabulous Fettuccine.

Ingredients

½ Pound Sliced Bacon, diced

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Onions, chopped

3 Pounds Fresh Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (or two (2) 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained)

3 Garlic Cloves, minced

2 Tbsp Fresh Tarragon, minced OR 2 tsp Dried Tarragon

½ tsp Salt

¼ tsp Pepper

Pinch Cayenne Pepper

¼ Cup Fresh Parsley, minced

1 Pound Fettuccine

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Note: Add some saute’d mushrooms (optional ~ as always, make this dish your own)

FIRST In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and place on a plated paper towel

SECOND Reserve 1 Tbsp bacon drippings

THIRD Add Olive Oil and Onions to drippings and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes

FOURTH Add Tomatoes and Garlic; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes

FIFTH Stir in Tarragon, Salt, Pepper and Cayenne; cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally

SIXTH Meanwhile, cook Fettuccine according to package directions

SEVENTH Add Parsley to the tomato mixture and simmer 5 minutes more

EIGHTH Stir in Bacon

NINTH Drain Fettuccine and top with tomato mixture

TENTH Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese

4 – 6 Servings

Enjoy with French Bread, toasted and topped with Kerrygold butter and of course your favorite wine, a Rose’ would go nicely with this meal

This recipe is from one of my old school cookbook collection, Homemade With Love, (page 85)

Photo by Three Bunnies on Unsplash

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