Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Cabin Carbonara


It is Easter break in Norway and we have spent the first part of it at our cabin. Our favorite retreat when we need to charge our batteries. Had a great time cross country skiing on our way there on Saturday, then Sunday, with no Palm Sunday service in the local church, we decided to spring clean the cabin. Had some pancakes with blueberry jam for lunch, and late in the afternoon I was starving for a real, salty meal. I hadn't planned anything, grocery shopping was sceduled the next day, and we don't keep much food in the cabin over winter. But doing a search in the cupboard and the small propan fridge we have, I ended up with ingridients which I could transform into a:
Cabin Carbonara


I boiled spaghetti enough for three people. While waiting for the spaghetti to finish, I braised three left over hotdogs from skiing the day before, one onion, selleri and chives from the cabin garden. A sauce was made of melted butter, an egg and some leftover cream (which I had packed with the rest of the food because I knew it would be spoiled if I left it at home over our holiday).
I mixed it all, and sprinkeled with sellery leaves.
It was too cold to have dinner out on the terrace, but I couldn't resist a photo.

16 comments:

Star said...

The scenery at your cabin is just breathtaking. I think it would be impossible to come away from your cabin visits and not feel completely relaxed and ready to take on the world once more.

Tracy said...

What a beautitul place you have there! I must tell my DH about your hot dog carbonara...What great take on a classic! Happy Days! :o)

see you there! said...

Even if it was too cold to eat outside the view is terrific. You are very creative with the "what's in the cupboard?" meals.

Darla

Mrs. Staggs said...

This looks delicious Britt-Arnhild. You are so clever to have come up with it. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Hasn't Phyllis done a marvelous job of setting the table at Shabby in the city. Everything looks beautiful! I've brought Sweet Spring Apple Blossoms for the dessert buffet.
Best wishes!
The view from your cabin and your Easter preparations have all been lovely to see.

Shabby in the City said...

Thanks for joining in!
I have enjoyed your creative dish! And the view that went with it :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

A lovely dish served from a beautiful view! My brother-in-law used to make carbonara all the time, until he found a good cook in his girlfriend! =)

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

I'm here for the view and the pasta!! I can never pass up pasta!! What a beautiful cabin you must have... thanks so much for sharing! Swing on over for a bit of Hawaiian flavor if you get time today :)

Feathers said...

You dish was so tasty! And the view....ohhhhh, the view! Thank you so much for inviting me to your potluck, I had a fantastic time! :)

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FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you for having us over! My cousin lives in Norway, one day I hope to visit her, it looks beautiful.

I am sorry I missed the pancakes with blueberry jam! Happy Easter! Lidy

Glamour Mom said...

It's beautiful there! This recipe sounds wonderful and it is going in my recipe box to try very soon. It sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe :)

Cate said...

This is NORWAY??? I thought I was looking at picture of Italy. Beautiful! I'm still working on photos of pretty places in my town. I'll write an entry in my blog about it this coming week.

trudefaith said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful view from your cabin- beautiful. And the pasta looks great too! I love visiting you at the blue cafe for a quick bite. I also wanted you to know that I made your recipe for your breakfast rolls (horns)they were fantastic!! My whole family loved them. please continue to share your food and adventures with us.

javagirl1111 said...

Sigh...that's just beautiful!

javagirl1111 said...

Yes... I'm back!

I'm Kina (Shabby in the City's Friend) and I'm putting together a cutsie kind of cookbook with recipes from the potluck! Do you want to be a part? Of course you will be gived full credit for your recipe and pictures, and the name of your blog will be with the recipe! Just let me know if you'd like to participate http://lifealakina.blogspot.com or javagirl1111@gmail.com

Blessings!

Cris said...

What a beautiful place Britt. It looks delicious too.

susanna said...

Wow - your cabin's view is incredible! What an amazing get-away!