Mr. Food: one thing the past few years has taught us - is how to stretch our budget - so Howard, why don't we share the restaurant -worthy dish that you came up the other day! Howard: you know, the other night, my wife and i were out to dinner and on the menu there was a pasta dish and it was about 20 bucks - and i don't know about you, but to me...that seems absurd, when you can feed an entire family for less than 10 dollars! Mr. Food: oh you sure can...especially with pasta, it's the cheapest thing there is! Howard: absolutely! Howard: ya, i cooked up some bacon and after i drained it, in that same skillet, i heated up some half and half along with some garlic, and when it just begins to bubble. Around the edges, not boil... We stir in some salt and pepper along with some parmesan cheese, (and for that parmesan cheese, that can be grated or shredded, or really whatever you have on hand) After it begins to thicken just a bit, we stir in some peas, some chopped parsley and we'll throw the bacon back in as well - and we'll let that all simmer... Now our noodles are ready...we just drain 'em... And be careful, they'll be hot- Mr. Food: and they look perfect ... Not overcooked... Howard: Okay, we pour our sauce over the noodles - give it a good toss until everything's well-coated. Okay, we'll dish this up .... Does that ever look good Mr. Food: it sure does and we've got a restaurant-fancy meal for pennies on the dollar! Look, the recipe for "Noodle Carbonara" is online now, and yes...the entire family can eat for.... For what Howard? Howard: look here, for about ten bucks - Mr. Food: and it's restaurant-worthy, Howard: It fits our budget, Mr. Food: and that combination creates a lot of "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!! "