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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Guest Blog!

My sister-in-law, Jen, wrote the first guest blog for Dining with the Rissers! She is married to the boy's brother and has two sons - Ryan (7 years old) and Brett (almost 5 years old). I don't envy her grocery bills - I know her boys can eat her out of house and home! She wanted to share her recipe for Penne alla's quick and easy (and has vodka in it - how could it be bad?!).

Penne alla vodka
2 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup Vodka
1/2 cup cream
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium to medium-low heat. 
  2. Add the vodka and reduce by half (about 4 to 5 minutes). 
  3. Add the cream and tomato sauce. 
  4. Simmer uncovered over low heat 10 to 12 minutes. 
  5. Serve over cooked Penne pasta. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese prior to serving (optional).

*I will also add cooked chicken breasts to this sometimes. Sauté up some chicken breasts that have been pounded thin, coated with flour, and browned in butter. Add the chicken breasts to the sauce as it is simmering to allow the chicken to finish cooking and give the chicken flavor. You can also add some shrimp to this as another option. Add the shrimp at the last bit to cook. This recipe is quick and easy. My kids like it. I serve with bread and some vegetable.

Thanks so much for sharing, Jen! Here's a photo of her with Miss L when Linds was born.
If anyone else has a recipe they'd like to share and guest blog on Dining with the Rissers, please let me know!

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