My sister-in-law has asked me to cook her dinner for her birthday. She has requested "Pink Meat Sauce" with pasta and "a vegetable". (She is 37, by the way - this isn't a meal for a kid.) Anyway, I was thinking bolognese, but then she sent me a recipe for Penne with Vodka Sauce and said to just add ground beef to it. Does anyone know if this will work? Do you have recommendations for another recipe? She wanted me to make a roasted beet recipe to go with it, but I haven't found good beets yet near me, so I'm thinking of just making broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic. Any other ideas? It has to be portable as we have to pack it all up and take it on the bus for 2 hours to get to her parent's house for the dinner.