Fry up a couple of slices of bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Remove and slice bacon, sautee a couple of sliced shallots or onions in the grease. Add a couple smashed garlic cloves, cook for a minute or so. Toss in some parboiled asparagus and corn, and then toss in (cooked) chewy pasta and the sliced bacon. Add a couple of tablespoons cream (it doesn't take much) and Parmesan to thicken. Easy! SO GOOD!
This reinforces my belief that either bacon or cream will make anything better; this has both.
Adapted from Bitten; not so much a set recipe as an amazing way to use up odds and ends in the fridge. It's flexible; green beans or asparagus would work, as would most any sort of cured pork.