This recipe has been in my binder for several years, and I’ve hesitated to post it mainly because of the emotional tie it has to me. I’ve named it in honor of my late step-father, Gene.
Okay, parents with picky eaters. This recipe is for you! I even taste-tested it on my pasta loving, extremely veggie-selective daughter, and she spooned out a second helping onto her plate without even realizing I snuck in a second vegetable. Of course if she reads this post, my secret is out but, hey, it was totally worth it!
And of course, there’s the generous addition of applewood smoked bacon… Need I say anything more?