Trevor's Pasta al Forno
1/5 cup Olive Oil
2-4 garlic cloves
1 big carrot-grated
1 onion- chopped into small pieces
2-3 stalks of celery -chopped into tiny pieces
salt & pepper to taste
6 strips of cooked bacon- crumbled in little pieces
1 Tablespoon Basil
A dash or two of red pepper flakes (Not on Trevor's recipe, I think it's good though)
2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes (15 oz)
1 Can of Tomato Paste (the little one)
4 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Dash of Nutmeg
Combine first group in large pot & saute.
Add second group. Cook on low for 45-90 minutes. The longer you cook it the better it is
Make a white sauce out of the 3rd group of items (melt the butter, stir in the flour & nutmeg, add the milk, cook until it thickens)
Cook the pasta until it is "al dente" (not quite soft, almost soft but still chewy)
Layer in the bottom of a 9x13 pan (oven method) or dutch oven (D.O. method)
White sauce first, pasta, red sauce. Alternate. (stir it together a little as you add it)
On the top, sprinkle it with the cheeses.
Bake at 325* until the cheese melts and bubbles, or until you can't wait to eat anymore- whichever comes first.
Goes great with breadsticks.