Basketball playoffs interrupted my normal cooking this week again. My girls made it all the way to the championship game though, so I have no complaints. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but I love my girls and can’t wait for next season!
Got back into my kitchen tonight with an old favorite – Lidia’s Penne alla Vodka. I know this recipe by heart. Crack and peel 10 cloves of garlic, then saute in EVOO. Add diced tomatoes, bring to a boil. Add salt and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add the vodka. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Fish out the garlic, add the cream and a little EVOO. Add the pasta and some cheese. Yummy.
I love this vodka sauce recipe because it is not super heavy and creamy. I used whole wheat penne and light cream. Matt bought delicious roasted garlic ciabatta bread from Stop & Shop (they really do have a great bakery).
Hoping to bring out the good old slow cooker on Monday. Stayed tuned!