While I am posting this pasta bolognese I cooked on Christmas day, the olive oil, garlic and cheese from my pasta dinner are still singing flavors in my mouth. It's true what they say--no woman is lonely eating pasta, I am paraphrasing.:p
I've been following this bolognese sauce recipe since I learned how to cook pasta. But instead of bacon (which I forgot to buy), I used ham. The other ingredients are ground beef, carrots, celery, garlic, onions, tomato sauce, cream, red wine, salt & pepper. I added fresh basil and button mushrooms. This was the first time I used conchiglie or shell pasta, a pasalubong from my sister. I thought the conchiglie was a bit strange for bolognese sauce. But the shell-shaped pasta was actually perfect to hold the chunky sauce. The burst of sauce when you bite into the shell pasta was quite enjoyable.