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The Sinful Dinner...

What is our Sinful Dinner? Chicken Carbonara

Dan and I made this for the first time last year (2008) and it was "OH MY" yummy! I have to say is evil on the hips. (8 Egg Yolks and 2 1/2 cups of whipping CREAM...HELLO!) It is our version of Giada De Laurentiis - Chicken Carbonara. We tweeked it a little (i.e. used bacon instead of pancetta, add peas, omitted walnuts, etc.)

Chicken Carbonara
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis; Jen & Dan’s version
Serve: 6

2 teaspoons olive oil
½ lb. Center Cut bacon, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 1/2 cups whipping cream (get at Wal-mart; 3- ½ pint cartons are needed, do not use all)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
8 large egg yolks
1/4 cup dried basil & oregano
1 pound spaghetti – ¾ of a 13 oz. box
4 cups coarsely shredded chicken (from 1 roasted chicken; or 3 medium/lg. chick breasts)
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (approx) frozen peas
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel

Heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan ov…

It's Christmas Time

The Herman's decorating the tree...(2009)