Vodka cream sauce.

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.

Ingredients:

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
Basil

Directions:

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.

— Knead to Cook

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