Friday, December 11, 2009

Two Blondes Do Pasta

The Blondes had a turkey hangover, so decided to make some Festive Pasta with Sweet Italian Sausage.

We took some Sweet Italian sausage out of the casings and chopped it roughly (Lorena Bobbett eat your heart out)

and put it in a large skillet

We browned the sausage over medium heat and moved it to a large saucepan

We soaked some dried mushrooms, about a cup in hot water and drained them:

Then we chopped up two large onions:

Added a little oil to the empty skillet (leave the sausage drippings in there)

and then added the onions & mushrooms, along with some chopped fresh oregano & basil in the skillet to hang out until everything gets soft (no , we aren't going to post another Lorena joke) and maybe even a little carmelized

Add two large cans of chopped tomatoes with puree and four fresh chopped tomatoes and some chopped garlic (sometimes the Blondes start drinking wine and end up with way too much garlic, but that is a post for another time)

Add a good splash of a robust red wine & let the whole thing simmer for a while

Then add about a 1/2 cup of Romano cheese to the sauce & another good amount on top of the finished dish

Bon Appetit!

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