HIHI how was your Christmas, or holiday, or break, or week, or weekend?
We had….all of those things. This was the first year that I can remember having all of our sisters in town from both of our families. We had family outing after family outing, happy hour(s), dinners out, gift exchanges, and a great deal of time spent discussing WHY Will insists on spitting up so much, and how on earth he’s gaining any weight. It’s a mystery, and a very gross one. I’ve never done so much laundry in my life.
Jay is mercifully, blissfully off the rest of this week, and I’m caught between wanting to 1. organize everything and let him hang out with the kids, 2. do absolutely nothing, and 3. send them all away so I can actually catch up on work for once in my life. I’m THINKING that there has to be a balance between those three things, but likely I’ll spend a ton of time thinking about it and not a ton of time accomplishing the things I really need to be doing.
What I will be doing, though, is cooking. I love cooking on holiday weeks, two or three meals per day and some snacks, trashing the kitchen, listening to music, all of it. This vodka sauce is one of my favorite weekend/holiday meals, and it’s perfect for this time of year – maybe even for New Year’s Eve if you’re staying in! It takes a bit of time because the sauce gets roasted in the oven, but the steps are simple and the results are SO worth it. We have spicy sausage, tangy vodka and tomatoes. Extra garlic, absolutely. After the sauce roasts we pink it up with heavy cream and toss it with pasta or zoodles if you’re starting your New Year’s resolutions early! Honestly the sauce is so good I could eat it plain.…