I do agree with him, having liquor on reserve would make me feel grown up. My parents always had liquor in the house. My practically non-drinking parents. Why in the world did they always have liquor on hand? Company, I suppose? One of the many mysteries of the life and times of Jeff and Fran. Anyway, back to the Scarff liquor situation - we do have hopes of having a bar in the corner of our small dining room one of these days. Robert’s mom knows guys that can literally make almost any piece of furniture that you need by just explaining to them what you want. I am impressed by this skill. Robert told his mom and I that HE was going to build the bar; this, of course, caused Robert's mom and me to almost fall off our chairs from laughing so hard. Robert the carpenter. Making us a bar. Priceless. (Sorry to poke fun, honey. I will support you in your dreams of woodwork.)
And why did we buy vodka? We accidentally watched The Barefoot Contessa this weekend and saw her make this. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/nick-and-tonis-penne-alla-vecchia-bettola-recipe/index.html
Basically the recipe is a Penne alla Vodka. It was Penne alla Fabulous. Penne alla probably the one of the best things we’ve made.
What makes it even better is what the salesgirl at the liquor store said to Robert when he was buying the vodka. He got it with a Visa gift card that we got for our wedding. When he was checking out he asked her, “Do you take these Visa gift cards?” to which she responded, “Oh yeah. No problem. (Pause) That’s exactly what I’d do if I got a gift card, straight to the liquor store!” Hmmm, okay? I have to say though, I just love that honesty. Awesome. Cheers to you salesgirl at the liquor store.
So, cooking with Vodka proved to be an appetizing experience and a lot of fun. I should have taken a couple shots to help me cope with Jake’s decision to choose Vienna, alas I did not. Alas, Jake called Vienna smart. Alas, that’s not the correct adjective for her. Alas, Jake keeps claiming he lives in Dallas. Alas, it is Denton. Ppppffffttttt.
Xoxoxo + vodka