The weather predictions for "race day" (which may be a race for everyone else but we're refusing to view it that way since it's too much pressure) is an ominous combination of rain, cold and 50-km/hour winds. Yet, really, how often are the weather forecasts correct? I'm praying they're wrong and somehow it's turns out just slightly overcast and cool. Surely this ain't too much to ask? Fingers crossed for us that it's not as bad as predicted.
5 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
4 oz finely diced pancetta
8 oz spaghetti
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
To make the garlic oil, heat olive oil over medium heat and add garlic. Remove from stove and let infuse for one hour, then discard the garlic. Cook pasta according to the package directions. In a separate pan, fry the pancetta in two tablespoons of garlic oil until cooked (about three to four minutes). Drain pasta and add to the pancetta. Finish with parsley.
Rest of the week
May 13 Skipped dinner because of big lunch; kids had pizza from Queen Margherita
May 14 Pancetta spaghetti and leftover broccoli salad