Every Friday, I make something totally different. Something that I would eat in a restaurant. We sit down to eat no matter what is going on. Fridays are special in our home. We just started this Friday night dinner ritual a few months ago but it’s the best part of the week. I like to dress up for dinner too. No sweatpants on Friday night. This pasta is a great Friday night dinner. It feels romantic and we feel like we are eating in a restaurant (except without people giving us looks when the baby throws pasta on the floor). No, we don’t serve this to our son. He likes his pasta plain but that’s okay. We hope the food police are not watching.
Sexy Vodka-Tomato Pasta
500 grams of pasta
1 and a half tablespoons of butter
1 onion (chopped)
1 and a half cups of whole canned tomatoes (diced)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Fresh thyme (about 4 sprigs)
250 ml of cream
¼ cup of vodka
1. Heat oil and butter in pan. Place onion in butter and sauté until transparent.
2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and thyme. Cook while stirring until the liquid disappears (about 10 minutes).
4. At the same time, cook pasta according to directions.
5. Mix with sauce and top with basil and Parmesan if desired