So, I apologize for how long it has been since I’ve posted a recipe. I’ve been going through quite a lot of life recently – I went to Chicago for a wedding, worked every weekend, and have gone through a period of small change culminating in starting a new job. Needless to say, I thank every single one of my fantastic contributors who have been keeping Dinners With Dan up and running!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve also run into a slight problem – I’ll make something, but completely fail to write down what I did or take pictures! My close friend Meg had a barbecue at her place a couple weeks ago and I brought some chicken I marinated overnight. I never wrote down what I did, as I honestly just looked around my kitchen and pulled a marinade together (I’m pretty sure it was a combination of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, oregano, and Italian seasonings, but I honestly don’t remember), but after it was on the grill, that chicken just turned out magnificently. I also still have pictures and need to post the recipe I promised everyone (a strawberry-stuffed French Toast) – and I meant to do that during the “International Week,” and I just never got the chance. I plan on doing a breakfast-themed Dinners With Dan post soon instead.
However, for my first recipe back from my hiatus, a short while ago, two of my friends, Alix and Lauren, came over for dinner. I didn’t know what I was going to make until I got to Trader Joe’s. And even then, as Lauren can attest, I picked up quite a few things before setting them down again and going for something completely different.
I decided to make a Vodka Penne with a Cream Sauce. I looked up a few recipes and then promptly ignored almost all of their advice and just went for it. I don’t have any pictures of the final result because I wasn’t thinking about it (I just wanted to eat!), so you’re just going to have to take my word that this was absolutely fantastic =). Enjoy!