After my roommate watched Food Inc., he declared a new passion for organic and healthy eating. I told him I wanted to eat bacon and pasta, so we ended up with the above compromise.
He got the bacon in the pan and boiled the pasta while I poached the shrimp and cleaned them. He sauteed the asparagus in the rendered bacon fat and then we threw everything together. I made an ad hoc white sauce with sharp cheddar and a splash of milk. We ended up with two heaping plates of this stuff. It was pretty delicious. The end. Back to editing.