Poor Man’s Carbonara

So one of my goals for this year was to get better at cooking a variety of food. One of the meals I have actually have made several times is Pasta Carbonara. However traditional carbonara is made with you know nice ingredients, nice Parmesan, shallots, etc. So I have learned to make a cheap carbonara that for around $5. These proportions should serve about 4 with a possibility for left overs. I really like it because it is so protein dense but still filling and tasty.


  • Box of Pasta ($1)
  • 4 eggs ($0.32)
  • Parmesean-Romano Shakey cheese ($2.39)
  • 3 hot dogs (appx. $1)
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice (optional)


  1. Boil water and cook the pasta
  2. Saute half a diced onion and three diced hot dogs til both are golden brown
  3.  In a separate bowl combine 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks, one cup of the Parmesan-Romano, salt, and lots of pepper
  4. When pasta has been strained add back to pot with hot dogs and onion. Then slowly add egg mixture stir constantly. The heat of the pasta and meat will cook the egg into a sauce.
  5. Top with pepper and more cheese if you so wish and cut with lemon juice.



How is time passing this quickly?

It seems like time is slipping through the hourglass with no regard for our rotation around the sun. I moved home when I finished college and now that was 9 months ago. I can’t believe that I finished with college almost a year ago. It seems almost impossible and yet apparently calender’s don’t lie.

Yesterday the Fair started. Our great county fair that I have missed for the last 4 years. It’s a fall festival and it took me by surprise that it was possible to start on the 15th of September.

My baby sister who is 8 years younger than me started high school. She has now been in high school for 2 weeks. It does not compute/

I have been long distance with my boyfriend and best friends for 3 and a half months. I’ve been working at a warehouse for 3 months.

Halloween is in 6 weeks!

I don’t know if it’s having a regular schedule or just waiting for phase 3 of my life or that I am growing so old that life is flashing before my eyes. I do not like it I would prefer if life just slowed a touch.