I know it's warm here for Edmonton, but having just come back from California, it is still feeling a bit wintery in comparison. I miss California and wish I could go back there and live all winter long, but alas, that is not a possibility until I become independently wealthy or old enough to retire. My husband is still on vacation for another day, so he was on supper duty tonight, and he whipped up one of our favorite quick comfort meals - Boursin Pasta.
This recipe originally comes from a cookbook called Fresh Food Fast, which I borrowed (for a very extended period) from Brooke until she stole it back. It is a great cookbook, but I can't seem to find it anywhere to get a copy of my own. This recipe is so simple that we don't really need to book to make it, and adjusting the quantities up or down to your tastes is a good plan.
Boursin is a brand of cheese that I have had great success in finding at pretty much any grocery store. It's nice as a spread on crostini if you want a super quick appetizer, and can be used a lot like a goat cheese or savory cream cheese. This time we used the pepper flavored cheese, but my favorite is the garlic and herb.
Boursin Pasta (for 3 or 4):
Spaghetti for 3 or 4 people
1 package Boursin Cheese
1/2 pack of bacon chopped
1 zucchini chopped - I like a larger julian
1/2 cup cream
Start the pasta boiling as per the directions on the package. In a saute pan, start to cook the bacon. When it starts to get crispy, drain off most of the grease, add in the zucchini and stir so that it is coated in bacon grease. Add the cheese in and break it up a bit so that it can melt in with the rest, and add the cream. Simmer the sauce until it is as thick as you would like it (this won't take long). Toss the pasta in the sauce and enjoy.