Early b-day dinner with the moms

The older I get, the cooler and cooler my mom becomes.

Let me clarify – my mom has always been cool, and I’ve always known that fact, but I feel the older I get the more and more I appreciate what a cool lady she actually is.  Why is it some things can only be appreciated with age?  Fine wine, gourmet cheeses, black coffee… 

My birthday is coming up, so in honor of that momentous occasion I thought it would be fun to have dinner with my mom and my friend Tracy tonight.  Mom suggested she make her paella — which is one of the dishes she used to make when I lived at home and that I always really really liked. 

Paella is a Spanish rice dish that includes sausage, chicken, and shrimp.  Reminds me of the jambalaya I made a few weeks back.  You just know any dish that includes three types of meat is going to be amazing.

One GIANT paella:

One birthday cannoli  😀 

Ninni’s Bakery makes THE best cannolis, Italian cookies, and lemon ice.  Hands down.

Super excited to have the leftover cannoli with my morning coffee tomorrow 🙂

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  1. Mary . . . you are SO sweet–sweeter than any cannoli! I had such a good time tonight and look forward to hanging out more often. I love you!