a home cooked meal!
Instead of the boring dinner out for Valentine's day, Martin and I opted to spend our money on seafood.. My hubby is known for his love of seafood.. As a matter of fact, I think he may still be banned from the Bally's crableg buffet..
Anyhow.. we saw a Paella throw down on Food Network and decided we had to give that recipe a shot.. Well sort of.. Like most of my cooking I have to modify it for his palate..He doesn't ike chunks of tomatoes, lemon aioli, and some other random ingredients..
We gathered all the neccessary ingredients and I read at least 15 different versions of paella recipes.. We had so much fresh seafood that we decided we needed some seafood stew too..
You'd think we were hosting a dinner for 30 people instead of just us and mom.. Well The seafood stew is in a stock pot that is usually used for tamales and I ended up with not one but 3 casserole dishes worth of paella..
The results were amazing..
We didnt eat until almost 8pm, so we were starving and salivating for at least the last 2 hrs..
The wait was woeth is. As a matter of fact, here is Martin as I asked him how good the dinner was.. Yup that smile says it all.. GOOD!
Happy Valentine's Honey!