Happy Tuesday (?) lovely people. I’m still not quite sure where Monday went…. I seem to recall working for most of the day, then crashing into bed around 7pm when this lingering lurgy re-emerged. It seems my Mama-immune-system is failing me at the moment, with a cold / bug that I just can’t shake?! The weekend just gone was, however, fantastic. The sun was shining, I *thought* I felt better, and we played host to my brother and his girlfriend who popped into town for a quick visit. We had fun at a local park, drank coffee, watched the rugby, went ice skating (!!) and out for dinner to Jamie’s Italian. And one night, we ate paella. Lots of paella. I picked up a paella pan a while ago, but hadn’t yet tested it out. So with 6 hungry mouths to feed last Saturday, I figured paella would be a perfect dinner option. I browned chorizo and chicken… Then added capsicums, onion, garlic and paprika… Next – the rice. I used a medium grain. Finally – stock, saffron and a little water…covered and left to slowly cook until most of the liquid had been absorbed. Finished with some cherry tomatoes, and prawns, allowing them to cook through. Sprinkled with parsley and served at the table – in all its paella glory! Served simply with some lemon wedges, and lovely fresh sourdough. Even the little Miss got in on the paella action – although unsurprisingly she went straight for the prawns and left most of the rice. Filled to the brim, you would think we’d forgo dessert. But there was not a chance of that happening – for a lemon meringue cake was on the menu… Recipe to follow next later this week… What about you? Are you a fan of paella?