The wise Dr. Seuss asks "Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head? Did you ever milk this kind of cow?" He then goes on to say, "If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good."
I totally agree - fun is good. I have yet to fly a kite in bed, walk with ten cats on my head, or milk any cow (though, i remain skeptical that walking with ten cats on your head could be considered fun, as I'm pretty sure the result would be a flurry of biting and scratching). But we did have pasta for breakfast. And that was fun. Therefore it was good!
I worry that it appears that we have a kale obsession. This is not the case. I promise! I just happened to have a ridiculous amount of the stuff around and wanted to use it up. So I made this.
For the pesto:
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
4 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup olive oil
zest and juice from 1 lemon
smoked sea salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper
For the breakfast bowls:
kale pesto (about 2 tablespoons per bowl) (I made this night before I wanted to use it)
cooked spaghetti (I cooked it the night before to help speed things along for the morning, you probably want about 1/2 cup -1 cup per bowl)
egg yolks (1 per bowl)
slices of bacon (1 per bowl)
chopped parsley (about a tablespoon per bowl)
grated Parmesan (about a tablespoon per bowl)
To make the pesto, place garlic, walnuts, lemon zest, and kale in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse. Slowly pour in the olive oil and lemon juice while the food processor is still running. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, then refrigerate.
Place cooked and heated pasta in each serving bowl.
Fry up bacon slices on a griddle over medium heat. Once both sides have crisped, remove from griddle and place on a paper towel. Chop. In a skillet (I used my trusty cast iron skillet) over medium heat, fry the egg yolk. It will only take about 30 seconds to a minute. You want it to be warm, but still runny.
For each bowl, toss the pasta with the pesto. Then top with fried egg yolk, chopped bacon, chopped parsley, and grated Parmesan.