Friday, September 14, 2012

Daring Kitchen - Paella

Blog-checking lines: Our Daring Cooks’ September 2012 hostess was Inma of la Galletika. Inma brought us a taste of Spain and challenged us to make our very own delicious Paella! 

One of the things that I find amusing is that whenever one of these cooking challenges calls for a slightly obscure or random piece of kitchen ware, it often turns out that we already own it.  Homemade pasta?  No problem, we have a pasta roller.  Need to steam something in a bamboo steamer? Sure thing.  Need to cook rice in a huge, shallow pan that serves no other purpose?  Of course we have one of those too.

Hilary inherited her Paella Pan from her Granny.  She's made wonderful Paella's a few times over the years, but now it was my turn to give it a try, thanks to this month's Daring Kitchen Challenge.

Paella is a rice dish that usually includes chicken, pork, and seafood, but can contain a variety of proteins.  I used chicken, chirozo sausage, shrimp and mussels.  Unfortunately I didn't let the mussels cook long enough and we ended up tossing most of them.  Luckily they had been on sale so I was only out $2.00.  Even without the mussels it was delicious.

Be sure to check out the full recipe with step by step pictures over at the Daring Kitchen.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

This is getting serious!

Not only do Liam and I go to 3 TaeKwon-do classes a week, we can now practice at home whenever we want!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Grandma

One of the best parts of my trip to Ontario was getting to see my Grandma.  It had been more then 2 years since I had last seen her.  It's hard to believe that she will be 90 years old in November!

It was also a great time to have all 4 generations together.