Really fun weekend!

We had a really fun weekend in NYC and enjoyed dinner with friends in Brooklyn Friday night, spent Saturday hanging out, and then went to the Knicks game Saturday night with Josh and his girlfriend, Katlin, which was a blast. Josh got tickets to a luxury box, which was so sweet and we enjoyed amazing seats and a really great end to the game. On Sunday, we had an impromptu brunch with Josh and Kaitlin and I made a Dutch Baby (see recipe below), which was out of this world!
The gang from our luxury box!
 These seats were so great
 Kaitlin, Josh, and Tyler
 This Dutch Baby was AMAZING!!! I found a NYT recipe and it was super, super simple to make. All it requires is preheating the oven to 425 degrees. Combine 3 eggs, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of nutmeg in a blender and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand.  Place 4 tablespoons of butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch it so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer. I served our Dutch Baby with a little powdered sugar, cinnamon, and I gave everyone the option for syrup.
And for dinner, we of course had Raffetto's pasta, but this time I decided to make Italian sauce from scratch instead of purchasing it from Raffetto's. We had this really good sauce at our friend's place and thought it would be fun to try. All you do is put 2 cups of good, canned tomatoes in a small pot, place 5 tablespoons of butter, and a medium onion cut in half in the pot. You put the heat on simmer and cook everything for 45 minutes. I then took the onion out and emersion blended the sauce. You could serve it at this point or you can do what I did and put the onion halves back in and let it sit for another two hours. I then mixed the sauce with the sausage and pasta and put a generous amount of parmesan cheese over everything. Super simple and quite delicious!

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