Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday - Welcome home!

Penne alla vodka (recipe in the comments from November 2, 2007)
Mixed veggies with lemon

Hot tea
We had a great visit in Kansas City, but are all happy to be home and getting back to routine. M and I try to plan a meal that has now fresh ingredients for the night we arrive into town so we have something home-y to welcome us back and don't have to shop the day we return. Penne alla vodka fits the bill, though depending on the length of your trip the parsley might not save :) This is a great meal and we haven't made in WAY too long. It just got lost in the shuffle, which si a problem with having as many recipes as we do. Anyway, we unearthed it and it was utter perfection! Don't worry if it looks like too much sauce when you first add it to the hot pasta - mixing in the Parmesan and parsley takes up some and the hot pasta will absorb more.

Note: We didn't notice we were out of vodka before we left so we made it with gin tonight. Absolutely fine :)

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Shallots, parsley
Time: 25 - 35 minutes
Make ahead: You can make the sauce ahead, but toss with fresh pasta. We have even frozen this sauce and defrosted it for a fresh meal.

J: "This is the *best* welcome home!"
M: "Booze as condiment - yum!"

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