Cream of Mushroom Soup Pasta

Living alone means you have to cook and clean alone. Assuming you don’t have a maid. So I came up with this recipe which takes about 30-45 minutes to prepare, it’s made from very simple ingredients, and very easy to do.

Ingredients

1 can Cream of Mushroom soup (I used Campbell’s)
5 cloves garlic (minced) (I say minced but I don’t know how to mince so I just try and chop them into small pieces)
Half a stick of butter (unsalted) (and I mean half of the 100 peso butter not the 50 peso one)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (recommend freshly grated, but the grocery one is just fine)
6 strips of bacon (sliced opposite of how they look so you get bacon with meat and fat on them)
Pasta noodles (pick whatever you want, or whatever you have)
Salt and pepper (as much as you’d like)
Rock salt as much as you can pinch with your thumb and two fingers

Medium heat and non stick pan.
Melt butter in pan.
When it’s melted toss in garlic and sauté. (I think sauté means move everything around so it doesn’t burn)
When garlic starts to brown, toss in bacon and sauté. (I really hope I’m using that word right)
When the fat of the bacon starts looking clear and/or the bacon looks somewhat crispy, pour in the can of soup.
In the now empty can, fill it up with water and pour that into the pan as well.
Lower fire to a simmer (which I think means the fire is slightly above keeping it warm), add the parmesan cheese, and stir occasionally.

While you keep the sauce simmering, prep a big pot with water, I’d guess maybe 2-3 cups.
Put pot on the burner, and the burner on high.
Toss in the 3 finger pinch of rock salt into the pot of water. (I don’t know why you add salt. I really don’t)
(Did you stir the sauce? If yes, good job! If no, go do it now!)
Is your water pot covered? If it is, it should help bring it to a boil faster. If it’s not, put your face nearby and enjoy the steam. Then cover the pot.
Are you wondering how much noodles you should cook? Make the “okay” sign with your fingers. That ring should be the right amount of noodles if you’re feeding just you.
So. Is the water boiling yet? If yes, toss in the noodles and set your timer to count down from 9-10 minutes.
Have you stirred the sauce recently? If yes, good job! If no, go do it now!
Stir the noodles every now and then so they don’t stick together.

Stir sauce every now and then while waiting for the pasta to finish.
Prepare strainer for the water and noodles.
When noodles are done, strain noodles.
Kill burners.
Put noodles back in big pot.
Pour sauce in big pot.
Mix.
Serve.
Add Parmesan cheese, pepper and salt as you so desire.

Yay you! Good job!