Friday, December 26, 2008

Xmas Paella

Our dear friends Anne and Jon, their daughter Camille and exchange student Felix celebrated Christmas Day with us. I was inspired to make paella -- not a traditional holiday meal for us (I have only ever made it once before), but it sounded rather exotic and beautiful. I used the recipe from the cook book "Loving Food" and included chicken, shrimp, spicy Italian sausage, lobster tails, clams, and mussels.
Rog tested out his new chainsaw (a Christmas gift) cutting up some wood for firing the pizza oven. He made foccacias sprinkled with rosemary in the wood-fired oven--yum! Cadence made pistachio gelato and pecan shortbread cookies, and Anne and Jon brought a spectacular salad and Jon's homemade wine and mead. What a feast!

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