Unexpectedly delicious!

Don’t mind the cruddy pictures in this post.  I took them hastily as I could hardly contain myself from eating the meal rather than capturing it in a photo.  Besides, I didn’t plan on posting about this particular dish in the first place.

Two reasons:

1.) I just did a post on pasta.  It’s starting to feel a little redundant.  But if you want me to be honest, I mostly make pasta dishes nowadays.  So, why not write about them?  A person could have a blog on pasta alone and never exhausant the endless possibilities.

2.) It didn’t seem like a special-enough dinner.  But, oh my, was I wrong!

Hence the hastily taken photos.  I just knew I had to write about this after the first bite.  Smoky-sweet.  That is the word I’d use to describe the flavor.  Smoky because I added crumpled up bacon.  Sweet from the vidalia onion.  There’s garlic, tomato, artichoke, oregano, and basil, too!

It’s really simple to make.  Just saute the garlic and onion.  Add canned artichokes.  I cut my artichokes in half.  Add diced tomato.  Add crumpled bacon.  Mine came from leftovers, but you can always cook the bacon right before adding it.  Add seasonings like oregano, parsley, basil, etc.  Toss pasta in sauce when finished.  It is that easy.  Now, I never measure when I make this sort of thing, so I’ll leave that up to you.  If you learn a method of cooking, it is quite easy to come up with your own measurements and ingrediants.  Really, I just tossed in whatever I had lying around!

I must admit, though, that the homemade garlic bread was even better than the pasta.  I really need to stop making the stuff!

Well, that’s all I wanted to share!  I think the key point or ingrediant to take away from this is bacon.  I know that bacon is like the cheapest excuse of an ingrediant because it makes everything taste good!  I hate when people start blabbing on about true cooks never using bacon because they can make food taste just as good without it.  I’m sorry, but I’m not gonna let pride get in the way of using bacon.  The stuff is good.  Plain good.  If you say otherwise, I’m just going to pretend to believe you.

For serious.

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