Ohhh such a delicious little (ok, big) meal in so little time. It’s always nice to find out you can have something restaurant-perfect in your own home in as little as 20 minutes (and without using a takeout/delivery menu).
It’s no secret in our house that I la-la-LOVE pasta. Just ask my hips: they don’t lie. But outside spaghetti/fettuccine alfredo/”homemade beefaroni”, 406’s pasta offerings are limited. Until today.
Living up the road from a fabulous Portuguese butcher only sparks the imaginations of us self-proclaimed foodies.
And with pasta on sale at the local Shopper’s, we came to a great conclusion: Penne alla Vodka.
It’s been said that when cooking with wine, you shouldn’t just settle for the crappy table wine: it will only taint the food, and go against the whole reason for adding wine to the dish. We figured the same rules apply when using vodka, so Crystal Skull it was!
Add a thawed dish of Jeff’s famous “spaghetti” sauce, a splash of cream…
And dinner is served! Such a treat -the bacon was cut so thick , and the sauce was so robust; this was definitely not a meal for the faint of heart (or of appetite).
And the company! Well, that’s the best part ;)
Give it a try today, or share with us some of your creative uses for left over sauces, etc.!