Lucia's Broccoli and Macaroni
Definitely a quick and easy dish. A very clean taste, cooked bacon bits added some nice smokiness and broccoli lightened up the whole dish with lots of goodness. We used whole grain macaroni that added extra fibre to the dish. This is the kind of dish that kids and grown-ups all enjoy.
pasta, elbow macaroni
Chop broccoli into small pieces and cook in large pot of salted water until done.
Reserve broccoli and cook macaroni in same water.
Sauté garlic slices in equal parts vegetable and olive oil (as needed) until garlic is golden; discard garlic.
Cut bacon into 1inch pieces; sauté in oil in 2 batches and reserve.
Cook onion in drippings, add to bacon.
Combine all ingredients and serve warm.
(Broccoli will fall apart a little bit.)