Wow. Just wow. If you haven't made the penne vodka sauce yet, do it now! I added a bit more garlic than the recipe called for and guessed on most of the measurements, but it was so flavorful. We usually don't keep much hard liquor around the apartment, but one of my roommates hosted a party over the weekend and was left with an unopened bottle of vodka. We weren't sure what to do with it until I thought of this pasta sauce. The dip with chard was an excellent variation, though next time I might add even more chard than I used. The pie was unbelievably peanut buttery. I cannot wait to make it at home during the holidays because my family would never guess that it contains tofu. (Score one for veganism!) Plus, drizzling chocolate on the bottom and on top makes it absolutely irresistible. All of this was rounded out by a bottle of red wine. It was a most excellent combination, and I am absolutely stuffed.
Coming soon: This weekend I will be baking chocolate stout cupcakes and cookies for two friends who have had recent birthdays. Yay for pre-final exam stress reducing baking!