The weather has turned a little cooler up here, so I decided some comfort food was in order. Here’s what I made to warm my old bones….
This recipe starts where all good recipes start, butter! Melt about 1/4 cup of butter (more or less – more is better!) in a skillet.
add 1/4 cup of olive oil and a whole onion, chopped coarsely and saute until soft
chop about a cup or so of canned artichoke hearts
add them to the onions, along with a cup of dry white wine.
Let this simmer while you pour any left over wine into a glass, put a little music on in the background and start some salted pasta water boiling.
Then add about 2 cups of some sort of summer sausage (I use venison sausage, but any kind of dry, smoked type sausage will do.)
Add a full cup (be brave!) of whipping cream
some freshly ground pepper and kosher salt and let simmer while the pasta finishes cooking
Grate about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
dump it on top of the sauce
drain the pasta, pour another glass of white wine, and then put the pasta in a big bowl with the sauce on top and toss it all together. Ahhh…comfort food at it’s finest: