Spicy… Cheesy… Boozy… Robust. This Penne Alla Vodka is all this and more! Make this pasta for dinner tonight!
Spicy... Cheesy... Boozy... Robust. This Penne Alla Vodka is all this and more! Make this for dinner tonight! www.mind-over-batter.com
I have a confession to make. I’ve been stalking Donald Trump’s twitter account almost daily. Stalking the way you stalk an ex. THAT ex. You were super involved in an awfully dramatic relationship. A relationship that ended badly and you totally hate that guy. You went through the relationship stages of grief, doubled back, landed on hatred – And opted to stay a while. He hurt you, you hurt him, but he hurt you more.
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It was a hot mess, yet you feel compelled to peek around his social media every couple of days to make sure he’s super unhappy without you. And he is so happy without you. And though it hurts your soul, you stalk his social media looking for that scrap of validation. Patiently waiting for the one day he posts how miserable he is.
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Sigh… This is what I’ve lowered myself to and I can’t seem to stop stalking. And it makes me angry because on Twitter Donald Trump is having the best weeks ever. He’s insulting union leaders, tooting his own horn. He’s in his element.
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Ugh… I need some comfort food. I need to go PacMan on a bowl of pasta.
Flow with me. Let’s talk about this Vodka Sauce. We’re in the “boozing our solids” stage of grief now.
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I’ve been making this vodka sauce for maaaybe six years. It was actually the very first pasta sauce I learned to make. Not marinara – That was second. Vodka sauce was first. Its complex robust flavors were something I felt I had to master.
And I did.
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Vodka sauce is pretty simple to make. You sweat onions and garlic. Add an insane amount of basil and parsley, followed by a chicken or veggie stock.
A spicy vodka.
So much vodka. But don’t worry, the booze cooks. You’re left with minimal booze content and a deliciously boozy flavor.
Spicy... Cheesy... Boozy... Robust. This Penne Alla Vodka is all this and more! Make this for dinner tonight! www.mind-over-batter.com

Tomatoes, tomato sauce. You simmer and these flavors marry and procreate in your pot. Your house smells unbelievable. The kind of unbelievable that makes neighbors want to knock on your door, but because you’re super unfriendly they sniff wistfully.
Spicy... Cheesy... Boozy... Robust. This Penne Alla Vodka is all this and more! Make this for dinner tonight! www.mind-over-batter.com
Then comes the Parmesan. So much Parmesan. I grate a small mountain of it. You can never have too much nutty Parmesan. The sauce is finished with heavy cream for that salmon colored hue. I allow the sauce to reduce while I boil a cool pound of Penne and bake a garlic bread so strong you need a couple of breath neutralizing tablets; otherwise you’ll be fire-breathing garlic for three days.
Spicy... Cheesy... Boozy... Robust. This Penne Alla Vodka is all this and more! Make this for dinner tonight! www.mind-over-batter.com
Comfort food is what this Penne alla Vodka is. Pure comfort.
Now get your sauce on.
I have a little stalker problem I need help with.
Possibly a support group.
Spicy... Cheesy... Boozy... Robust. This Penne Alla Vodka is all this and more! Make this for dinner tonight! www.mind-over-batter.com

And more boozy pasta.

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