Welcoming in New Year 2020!

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

I'm amazed at how quickly 2019 passed.  And, I'm excited to see what 2020 will bring!  Several of my family showed up for lunch today.  I cooked up a little Paella.  I'm reluctant to post the recipe, because I don't have measurements for the ingredients.  I just toss in any amounts I happen to have.  I have posted my recipe below.



This recipe is an inspired from several recipes I have worked with over a course of years.  In traditional paellas, the rice is cooked with the remainder of the ingredients.  In this recipe, I make the Saffron Rice separately, and then serve the other Paella ingredients, over a bed of rice.


  • Saffron Rice
  • Olives (3 kinds - Kalamata, Green, Black, etc.)
  • Marinated Artichoke hearts
  • Bell Peppers (all colors) - Sliced lengthwise
  • Large Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, and/or any desired Shell Fish
  • Chicken Breasts and/or Thighs (boneless and sliced into strips)
  • Sausage (sliced)
  • Peas 
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Dried Roma Tomatoes (halves)
  • Garlic (minced or chopped)
  • Onions (halved and sliced)
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices - Bay Leaf, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram, etc.
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese


Fry up the Sausage, drain oil from pan, and set aside.  In a very large skillet, put a little Olive Oil, and add Garlic and Chicken.  Sauté the Garlic and Chicken a bit, until Chicken is slightly browned.  Add in Bell Peppers, and Onions.  And continue to sauté for a bit longer.

Then add in the Stewed Tomatoes, the Artichoke Hearts, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olives.

Add the cooked Sausage back into the pan.

While Paella is continuing to cook (about 1/2 hour).  Make the Saffron Rice (I use a Spanish style packaged Saffron Rice).

While Rice is cooking, add Peas, and Shrimp and any other desired Shell Fish to the pan with the Paella - Continue cooking.

Once Rice has finished cooking, place it on a large platter, creating a bed.  Take the Paella from the pan, and ladle over the rice.  Sprinkle Shredded Parmesan over top.

Then serve.


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  1. Barbara Todaro 01/02/2020 03:57 AM
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat - wow, this really looks delicious.  I love all of the ingredients.

Jan 02, 2020 06:03 AM #15
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Myrl Jeffcoat 

I have bookmarked this recipe. What a scrumptious and eye-appealing dish this is. 

Jan 02, 2020 06:54 AM #16
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is quite a large plate of food!  2019 sure did seem to pass by quickly and I am looking forward to enjoying 2020!

Jan 02, 2020 07:16 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'll bet we can make this with cauliflower rice too. It looks delicious, Myrl. I'm betting your guests were pleased. Nice photo of you too. Happy New Year.  

Jan 02, 2020 07:19 AM #18
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I came over to bookmark your post, thanks to the re-blog by Barbara Todaro .  This looks so good, I am hungry for some, and I have not had breakfast yet.  Happy New Year!  A

Jan 02, 2020 08:00 AM #19
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Myrl. OMG, this looks just wonderful. I wish I could get my fork through the screen.

Jan 02, 2020 09:58 AM #20
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I would have loved to of had a plate of that!

Jan 02, 2020 12:28 PM #21
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat love it!  That's the way I cook. When folks ask me for the recipe I have to really think about what I put in it! One friend can't believe people cook like you and I. They follow recipes to the letter. Way to boring for me!  It's kind of like coloring outside the line! LOL


Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2020 01:17 PM #22
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That looks amazing!  What a great way to start the new year.  Happy New Year to you and your family!

Jan 02, 2020 01:43 PM #23
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Myrl Jeffcoat,

That looks like a great feast for watching bowl games or the playoffs!  Yum!

Jan 02, 2020 01:44 PM #24
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

All - Thank you for your kind comments.  I've been busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest, but have enjoyed reading your comments.

Jan 02, 2020 05:34 PM #25
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- speaking of kicking butt, I could kick mine for giving away my paella pan when we moved!!!

Jan 02, 2020 06:03 PM #26
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Myrl, how delich looking is your Paella!  Looks amazing and surpasses some authentic restaurants.  Thanks for sharing and a Healthy, Prosperous New Year to you.

Jan 02, 2020 10:28 PM #27
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Jan 03, 2020 05:26 AM #28
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
Oh My! That looks amazing. You sound like a typical very experienced cook who creates recipes by feel and sight.  I can do that on a very limited basis.

Jan 03, 2020 08:11 AM #29
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Happy New Year, Myrl. That looks amazing!

We had very good friends back east that we used to celebrate NYE with every year, and paella was often served. Despite being a favorite dish of mine I have never made it. I am inspired now!

I rarely use a recipe and just put things together. Even when making the same dish again it's a little different!


Jan 04, 2020 02:41 PM #30
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Happy New Year Myrl!

What a wonderful way to bring in the new year with family and wonderful food!!

Jan 04, 2020 02:46 PM #31
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I have several big decisions to make in 2020; wish me luck Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 05, 2020 09:17 PM #32
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ! This paella looks wonderful, and the recepe is the just how I usually cook, too. :)  My 2019 flew quickly, and 2020 is starting very dynamic, too. Best wishes for a healthy and exciting New Year!

Jan 06, 2020 02:22 PM #33
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Myrl! WOW! It looks to me like you would have no problem cooking up something great for an Army! Your talent has no limits! Cheers to happy cooking, good health, and best wishes to you, your family, and all your friends! 

Jan 06, 2020 08:21 PM #34
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