Dinners

Fusili with Creamy Pasta Sauce!

My mother was kind enough to let me borrow her camera-to-computer cord, and now I’m ready to get back to making posts! The trip to California was perfect; I spent a bunch of time with my family celebrating my brother’s wonderful marriage and eating delicious, delicious food. But, now I’m ready to get back to making my own delicious food. Plus, I have to break-in the awesome gift my brother and sister gave me as a thank you for being the bridesmaid in the wedding…

…In case it’s hard to see the print, that is a Captain America apron. Here’s a close up.

I. Love. Captain America. I love him because he’s just the good guy down the block. Captain America was a really scrawny guy before he was transformed into a superhero with the Super Soldier Serum, so he knows what it’s like to be the kid who gets pushed around. Captain America stands up for the little guy, and I think that’s awesome. My circle of male friends consists of a bunch of comic book nerds, and now I’m a little bit of a comic book nerd too. 


Once Ty and I recovered from our jet-lag, I was ready to cook. I was excited to use the fusili pasta that I bought at a small, local grocery shop, Babo a few weeks ago. 

I also had some leftover heavy whipping cream that I wanted to use, so I decided to make some creamy pasta sauce with the fusili! This was a trick that I figured out a few months ago, adding heavy whipping cream to tomato sauce. The cream adds a richness to the sauce in no time at all.

I started by boiling the noodles. These fusili noodles were very thick, so it took them a while to cook, 15 to 18 minutes.

 When the noodles were ready, I strained them and put then put them back into the pot. I poured in one cup of tomato sauce and a tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. 



I started adding heavy whipping cream to my tomato sauce because it’s a simple way to get a rich tomato sauce. The fusili pasta was so much fun to eat! Weird comment, I know, but it’s true. Because of how thick the pasta was, I couldn’t wind it around my fork like with other long pastas. Some of the noodles broke, and the noodles became kind of like a salad. It was a very interesting texture. 



Recipe for Creamy Tomato Sauce:


1 cup tomato sauce (I would recommend a basic sauce with herb flavors)
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


Pour pasta sauce and heavy whipping cream in a sauce pan. Stir until combined and warm the sauce to a  comfortable heat. Pour over your favorite pasta and enjoy your super easy and delicious sauce.

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