I was trying to come up with dinner the other night. I had pasta so I went with that. I am trying to eat veggies so I threw them in to cook with the pasta.
What to do for sauce? I decided to chop some garlic and onion and saute them in a little butter. I threw in some tomato paste, a little vermouth, and chicken stock (a little bit like the vodka sauce I’ve made before). I cooked the sauce down and tossed in some leftover chicken.
A little salt and pepper and I was done. It was good but missing something. Dinner had complex carbs, lean protein, vegetables, and even alcohol but no soul. Maybe a little heat? Some red pepper flakes? I did like the vermouth and would do that again.