This recipe is part of a special "Dinner in (about) an hour" for Mother's Day. Prepare this along with the Special Veal Picata and you've got a great, easy meal for mom on her day. I was thinking of something pretty to make for mom, so I came up with this recipe to make the sauce pink with beets.
Start boiling the water for the linguini, about 2 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of salt.
Trim, peel then grate the beets. Set aside.
Cut the bacon into a 1/2 pieces. Sauté them in a pan and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside. Reserve the fat.
In the same pan over medium high heat, sauté the chopped onions until translucent. Add the chicken stock, cream and nutmeg and allow this to reduce by about a third.
Add the grated beets and cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes. Adjust flavor with salt and pepper.
When the linguini is cooked, drain and add to the cream toss to coat well. Serve immediately.