Spent the entire afternoon at the pool catching up with an old friend. The kids hung out with friends. It was the perfect summer day. Then I had to snap back to reality when I got home & make dinner. Following the meatless Monday protocol, we had whole wheat pasta with a vodka cream sauce. It was heavenly.
1 yellow onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Italian Seasonings
Salt and pepper
28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes (I used Cento)
1/2 cup of vodka
1/4 cup of heavy cream
In a large skillet over medium heat, add a splash of olive oil and your onions. Cook until translucent. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian seasonings and salt/pepper. Cook for 30 seconds. Then add the crushed tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Then add the vodka and let that cook for 5 minutes. Finally, add the heavy cream and stir. Cook that for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add some fresh basil. Serve over your favorite pasta.