Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Tuesday Recipe

Today is my last day at Butcher....nope haven't cried yet. Don't know if I will, I think I've adjusted to the idea of not being here since that first really bad day when I gave my two week notice. I did find out yesterday afternoon that the boss is ordering in Swiss Chalet for all the girls in the office ....yay free yummy food and that will be my treat for my send off. I think its very sweet and I'm really looking forward to the last lunch with all my co-workers.

With today being Tuesday and all, I would like to post a recipe...now this was just told to me basically by word of mouth by a co-worker so if I get anything wrong...sorry. She made it for potluck and it was soooo good that I just HAD to have the recipe. I've made it twice since then and everyone who has tried it LOVED it, not to mention when Jen and Myrna made if for their men they loved it too. Okay so here we go....

Penne a la Vodka
* This is a large amount of sauce

Frying Pan:
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
1 pack of bacon
1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce Pot:
1 pkg cream cheese (250g)
1 cup milk
(optional-add more garlic cloves)

Once onions and bacon have cooked add 1/4 cup of vodka, simmer. Then add 1 whole can of tomatoe sauce (any plain original recipe is best) Stir and add the melted cream cheese and milk mixture, to create a rose sauce.
Though the recipe is called "penne" I prefer spaghetti or rotini pasta for this recipe, just a personal preferance. Like I said it makes a LOT of sauce, I usually freeze the extra since there's only the two of us to eat it. A green salad goes great with this dish :)


myrna_weblog said...

Just one thing...I think the vodka simmers in the pot with the milk and cream cheese first.
But either way it's all mixed together afterwards so I'm not sure it really matters at all.
This is a YUMMY YUMMY recipe...everyone should try it!!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks. I have heard of it before but never had the actual recipe. I`ll let you know how it turns out.