This recipe posting is just for Cheryl who is one of the awesome office admin at my school. If you have ever been working or even IN a school you know it is the admin that makes everything run just right. The world would end without them. We were chatting the other day and I erroneously thought that I had previously posted a recipe for carbonara. Here is a never fail version now.

12 oz (375 g) spaghetti
6 slices bacon or pancetta
4 eggs
1/3 cup (75 mL) grated parmesan or romano cheese
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh italian parsley
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain and return to pot over medium heat.

Meanwhile, in skillet, cook bacon for about 5 minutes or until slightly crisp. Drain on paper towel-lined plate; chop and set aside.

In bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and pinch pepper; add to drained pasta and cook, tossing, for about 30 seconds or until pasta is coated and eggs are slightly set. Add bacon; toss to combine.