143.4…Paella Party

If you can believe it, we are getting ready to go on a trip again. This time it’s with my husband’s entire family (30 people total!) on a European/Mediterranean cruise. We leave bright and early Saturday. Consequently, I’ve been trying to use up what I have in the fridge….

Lunch yesterday was the rest of the lettuce, ranch dressing and bread (for a turkey sandwich).

July 2013 081

Then it was time to get ready for Bunco at Silvanna’s house. First stop was Tami’s house for a glass of wine beforehand. I was presented with one of the best gifts ever.

July 2013 084

Red Solo Cup in the shape of a wine glass. Thank you Tami for changing my life. :)

When we arrived at Silvanna’s house, we were greeted with delicious appetizers.

July 2013 091

July 2013 092

July 2013 093 

July 2013 095

232323232%7Ffp543;4)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;52337nu0mrj

Lisa got her very own Giant Red Solo Cup:

 232323232%7Ffp734 )nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;62337nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp73474)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586(23 337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp543 5)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586 893337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp543 9)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;72337nu0mrj

Then something amazing happened.

232323232%7Ffp54398)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;69337nu0mrj

Silvanna and her husband made paella. 

July 2013 098

It was beyond amazing.

July 2013 099

July 2013 100

I went back for seconds. A huge, heaping pile of seconds.

232323232%7Ffp543;8)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586(238337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp734;4)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586(234337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp5435;)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586(243337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp7348 )nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;67337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp7349 )nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965874439337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965874437337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp54364)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;66337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586(256337nu0mrj

Yes, I love my cup.

232323232%7Ffp54366)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586 872337nu0mrj

232323232%7Ffp73474)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=3965865;68337nu0mrj

Somehow I managed to steer clear of the peach bread pudding. Probably because I had 5 pounds of paella in my stomach.

232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=3342) 84)666)WSNRCG=396586 897337nu0mrj

Thank you SO much Silvanna for a fabulous night! Everything was perfect! Please send me your paella recipe. Thank you.

Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with salsa and a half a grapefruit.

July 2013 086

I went to the gym then came home to get ready for my mom’s arrival. She is here visiting for the day. We did a bit of shopping at the UTC mall, then stopped at Tender Greens for lunch. It reminded me a ton of Urban Plates. I chose the Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad (romaine hearts, goat cheese (in place of blue cheese), bacon, egg avocado, tomato, tarragon dressing).

July 2013 088

Delish!!! Great place….I would definitely eat there again!

We are all off to dinner soon…enjoy your evening!

Have you ever had paella? Have a good recipe you’d like to share?