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Broccoli, Sausage, and Red Wine Pasta

Posted on June 15, 2018 with 0 comments


Oy, what a day.

We all knew it was coming...  but no one REALLY believes the weather forecast, right?  Well come they did.  Huge, dangerous storms:  very high winds, hail, seriously torrential rains, lots of trees down, etc.  The real problem, for us, is that a hefty portion of our commute is above ground, in an area where even moderate storms can cause trees to come down on the tracks.  And, true to form...

Long story short, we made it!  And we were even about 95% dry.  And no damage at the house.  Shwew.

So I truly wanted a comfort meal...  Ergo, pasta.

I blanched and shocked a bunch of broccoli florets.

I sautéed some hot Italian sausage.  Then I deglazed the pan with dry red wine, and let it reduce and soak into the sausage.  I added the broccoli and an obscene amount of cream (I told you I wanted comfort!!!) and in went the almost-cooked pasta.

When the pasta was just right, I turned off the flame, stirred in some Parmigiano, and we ate and ate and ate...

Storms forgotten!