New Year’s Day Paella, and Paella Through the Years

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Gallery of paella through the years

Even better than our long-standing tradition of making a paella on New Year’s Eve may be having a big pot of leftovers ready to go for a lazy New Year’s Day and beyond. My husband Randy and I started this tradition in a different house with different cookware when the kids were small. Some years guests join us, other years the kids do, some years feature lobster, other years mussels, some years we skip the whole rigmarole, but a few constants always remain during the years that we do it: saffron-infused rice, sausage, chicken, and seafood, cooked late but before the ball drops, with good cheer as we celebrate the coming of the new year.

001/365 New Year Paella

I decided my first photo for the 365 Project would be a bowl of leftover paella I had for lunch on New Year’s Day. I will do this project for at least two days and see if it grabs me.

I’ll post here: marcy0414; let me know if you do a similar project, and I’ll follow along.

Do you have a New Year’s Eve tradition? Have you done a photo-a-day project?

365 Project website

002/365 Ping Pong in the Basement. It’s great having my sons home from college during their winter break. Here, my son Dan plays ping pong. Back to work tomorrow.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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2 Responses to New Year’s Day Paella, and Paella Through the Years

  1. Abby says:

    Paella and ping pong! Looks good all around.
    We used to run a family mile at midnight. As the kids have gotten older, they’re not always around, and my husband’s knees don’t want to participate :). Maybe time for a new tradition?
    I’ve not done a photo-a-day project. I think it would be difficult to keep up for a month, let alone a whole year!

    • Marcy says:

      I love the mile run at midnight tradition! Well, to hear about it, ha ha. I don’t know if I’ll stick with the photo-a-day project. I bet it will be hard to think of things to photograph, but four days so far…

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