Christmas Wildlife Trail Cam Videos & Photo Gallery

Hey Friends,

The Holidays have been super busy for me and I’m sure they have been the same for you as well. There has been lots of cheer, fond memories, and new goals to accomplish as I reflect during this time of the year.

Our trail cam has recorded so much wildlife in the past few months! Here are some mini-videos that I compiled into one featuring black bears, deer, and ravens enjoying the Holiday Season in their own way. Also, I added a photo gallery as a special treat.
Relax and enjoy the video and photo gallery.

Lots of Love & Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!
Debra Roinestad

Holiday Card (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Christmas Wildlife Videos

TrailCam Video (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023
Cabin in the woods  South Carolina
All Photos (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023
Christmas at the cabin
Christmas postcard of Santa Claus and his reindeer (1907) chromolithograph art by
Souvenir Post Card Company. Image in the public domain
Jas. S. Kirk & Co. Soap Makers, Chicago. “White Russian” (1870–1900), vintage soap advertisement.
Image in the public domain.

Chicken & Shrimp Spanish Paella- A Holiday Favorite!

Chicken & Shrimp Paella
All Photos (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2023

Here is the perfect Holiday recipe that is easy to make and delicious! Spanish chicken and shrimp paella is a crowd-pleaser because of the tasty flavor of saffron (threads) that amplifies this dish to another level. Recently, I made this dish for a Holiday potluck and everyone enjoyed it.

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Paella is a versatile dish because you can combine your favorite type protein and vegetables. For this particular recipe, I used chicken fingers, shrimp, chicken and sage sausage. Other protein options you might want to consider are grilled chicken, scallops, and clams. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

shrimp, chicken, sausage

Shrimps– Deveined, cleaned, and tails off.

Chicken Fingers-Sliced into small pieces. I used the entire bag.

Chicken Sausage– I used frozen Applegate chicken & sage sausage. Thaw and cut into small pieces. I used the entire box. Any of your favorite sausage will work perfectly.

Applegate chicken and sage sausage
green olives, capers, and sundried tomatoes

Green Olives-Use your favorite brand. I used the green olives with stuffed pimientos.

Capers-Adds a lovely salty flavor.

Sun-dried tomatoes-I love the sweet flavors of sun-dried tomatoes. I cut them into small strips. Grape tomatoes also work perfectly as a substitute.

white rice

White Wine -White Wine is perfect for a zesty flavor or you can substitute one lemon.

Tomato Paste-You can substitute your favorite tomato sauce if you don’t have any tomato paste in the kitchen pantry.

Chicken Broth-Another substitute that works well is beef or vegetable broth.

spices for paella

Spices: Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder & Saffron.

White Rice-Use your favorite brand of white rice. Feel free to use brown rice if you desire.

yellow onions

Yellow Onion-Chopped yellow onion works great with this recipe.

Instructions

Add olive oil in a large pot. Chop and cook onions until browned for about 5 minutes.

Add the prepped shrimps, cubed chicken fingers, and sliced chicken sausage. Cook for 3 minutes.

Add rice, with all the spices: garlic powder, paprika, saffron threads (2 pinches), salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.

Add 4 cups of chicken broth, tomato paste, and white wine. Gently stir.

Finally, add olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers.

How to make paella
Spanish Paella

Lower heat and cover your pot of paella. Cook for 25 minutes or until rice is soft.
Set aside on a cool burner to let rice paella cool down for 5 minutes.

Helpful Tips:

  • You can store the chicken and shrimp paella in the same pot for the next day. This process allows all the flavors to settle in more.
  • When reheating the paella add 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth so your rice won’t dry out.
  • Any extra left overs can be stored in an air-tight container and placed in the freezer for one month.

Chicken & Shrimp Spanish Paella

Debra Roinestad (The Comfy Cabin)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion-quartered and sliced
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pinches saffron threads
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 18 shrimps-deveined, cleaned, and tails off
  • 1 box chicken sausage-thaw and cut into small pieces
  • 1 bag chicken fingers
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup green olives-sliced in half
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Add olive oil in a large pot. Chop and cook onions until browned for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the prepped shrimps, cubed chicken fingers, and sliced chicken sausage. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add rice with all the spices: garlic powder, paprika, saffron threads (2 pinches), salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Add 4 cups of chicken broth, tomato paste, and white wine.
    Gently stir.
  • Finally, add olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers. Lower heat and cover your pot of paella. Cook for 25 minutes or until rice is soft.
  • Set aside on a cool burner to let rice paella cool down for 5 minutes.
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