Now I am officially in a food coma. I honestly won’t need dinner. If I do need it, it will be purely fruit or vegetable. I am SO satisfied and full (but not bursting!)
Let us recap…. We made paella! My Aunt Josette explained while I was her sous chef and demonstrated. Mona, Jeff, and Jeremy observed. Here I am knifing Jeremy while he un-bearded mussels and talked on his phone.
No phones in the kitchen!
And then I found the Ratatouille hat from their trip to EuroDisney…
Take heed: Meredith is in the kitchen.
And here is the final product of our lovely paella (which was, as always, fabulous).
Amazing. This pan is about a 17'' pan, for your reference.
I had a small portion with a few slices of chorizo, a chicken leg, a couple shrimp, and a couple mussels. I did not go back for seconds, though I desperately wanted to. But there were SO many other good things on the menu I had to stop myself. And I love leftovers of this
My portion and a slice of baguette.
Then we moved on to the salad course which I forgot to take a picture of. But it was a simple salad of mixed greens, fennel, gorgonzola, dried fig, and homemade vinaigrette. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. And then the cheese course!
I had a taste of each type and a tiny piece of baguette.
And then our dessert of baked fruit and ice cream…. Amazeballs.
1 scoop vanilla ice cream and simple baked fruit
The baked fruit was amazingly simple and was just some dried figs and dried apricots thrown into a pan with cans of peaches and cherries. The canned juices were saved and mixed with a little a sugar and baked in the oven. Try this! A simple, healthier alternative to a dessert (that is until you add the full fat ice cream on top!!). Quite tasty.
Off to digest my food and enter a deeper food coma. Night!