Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Sauce

This penne recipe has to easily be one of my favorite dishes to make, and probably the one that I can do from (almost memory).  It’s pretty basic and easy to throw together, and relatively inexpensive.  C already had heavy cream lying around his apartment, as well as crushed tomatoes (he makes his own pasta sauce), so I just had to get the pasta and sausage.  The sausage is really what makes the meal.  I’m telling you.  It calls for 2 links, but I almost think that more could be used.  The first time I made it, I didn’t remove the casing and instead sliced the sausage and cooked it that way.  I don’t think that the recipe lost anything by being cooked either way, but I do prefer the sausage when it is broken up.  I just would prefer more.  Maybe it would be worth trying a mixture of both sweet Italian sausage and hot Italian sausage.  It’s already a little bit spicy with the red pepper flakes, but the hot Italian sausage will definitely pick it up a notch 🙂 We’re doing leftovers tonight for dinner.

House front, no new updates.  We chose our insurance company, if you want to call that an update.  Still playing the waiting game.  We close March 4th.

We also have our tasting on Wednesday for the wedding reception and meet with the coordinator the week after that to go over what our menu is going to be and what the evening is going to look like.  That shoulld be fun.  We spent some time this afternoon going over the set list for the band that is playing at the reception to choose what we want to be played and what we don’t want to be played.  We also chose our first song, but that’s a surprise!

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