however, i've revised it and made it better as far as we are concerned...PLUS i have pictures this time around :-)
lora's vodka pasta
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 pound hot (spicy) italian sausage (this is quite important!)
1 cup vodka*
1/4 cup chicken stock*
2 28 oz cans fire-roasted italian tomatoes (i use one can of crushed and one can of diced)
seasonings (salt and pepper, italian seasoning, etc) to taste
1/2 - 1 cup heavy cream
1 pound pasta (i prefer a small penne for this recipe)
(*this is the ratio: if you want a thicker sauce go with 3/4 cup vodka to 1/8 cup chicken stock)
saute another 3 minutes and add sausage to brown.
add vodka, and reduce for 2-3 minutes.
follow with chicken stock and tomatoes and any additional spices you may want to add. bring sauce to a bubble, and then simmer for about 20 minutes. i always use this time to prepare the pasta.
after the pasta is cooked, add the cream. stir into the sauce and return to a slight bubble, then serve.