Making a shopping list right now. I think this will be Monday’s evening meal. Thank you, Katherine! 🙂

Feisty Red Hair

This is what we had for dinner last night, and it was surprisingly quick and easy – a great weeknight meal.  It’s a Spanish classic, as I’m sure you already know, and the meat can be replaced with 1 lb shrimp for a seafood version, or 1-1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into thick wedges, for a vegetarian version.

Ingredients: 3-1/2 cups stock or water; pinch saffron threads; 3 tbsp olive oil; 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs; 2 tbsp chopped garlic; 1 medium onion, chopped; 8 oz Spanish chorizo or other cooked or smoked sausage; 2 tsp smoked paprika; 1/2 cup dry white wine; 1/2 cup tomato puree; 2 cups short-grain rice, such as Arborio; chopped fresh parsley for garnish

1. Heat the oven to 450 F.  Warm the stock with the saffron in a small saucepan.  Put the oil in a 10- or 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high…

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About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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  1. Billie Jean says:

    Your photo is making me hungry, I love Paella!

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