Baked Chicken Pinwheels and Late Summer Paella

When I was younger, like an hour ago, I used to want to own a charming little eatery. It would be a perfect mix of vintage tones and clean lines. Pale walls, rustic wooden little tables, candles in jars everywhere, fresh flowers, Stereolab on in the background, a little shaded patio. OMG will you come to my imaginary eatery!? And will you stop wanting to paper cut my jugular because I’m calling it eatery? Anyway, it would be called “It’s a Wrap” because every single thing that I sold would be a wrap of some sort. Burritos, tacos, gyros, armadillos.

Not really on the armadillos. It rhymed, thus the current of my brain billow forced my fingers into submission.

So I’m thinking these Baked Chicken and Cheese Pinwheels would be on the menu. As an appetizer! You could order them with a crisp Sauv Blanc and read the paper or do a crossword. MY EATERY IS SO MUCH FUN!

Okay but this Late Summer Paella might have to be on the menu at the my other imaginary eatery, “It’s a Paprika Thing.” This little place will be mostly stainless steel, with accents of rustic oranges and stark whites. And I MIGHT even hire a dude to play Spanish guitar in the corner. Like all flickity flick across the strings. He’d be cute too. Super straight teeth with no unibrow.

But since I don’t have either eatery (wah waaaah), you’ll just have to make these for yourself at your hizzy.

But we can still pretend that we’re leaning against the counter at “It’s a Wrap” in the late afternoon with that glass of Sauv Blanc discussing who would be the perfect guy cast for Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie!

Ashton? I don’t think so.

Bradley Cooper? It’s a rumor! But . . .  I’m not seeing it.

Suuuuuurely not McConaughey. He’s way too southern.

Ummm….Gosling? He’d totally need to grow out his hair.

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27 Responses to Baked Chicken Pinwheels and Late Summer Paella

  1. Jen @ Savory Simple September 11, 2012 at 7:58 am #
    "When I was younger, like an hour ago." Hilarious! These both look delicious, but I'm a total sucker for paella.
  2. Mountaincat September 11, 2012 at 8:00 am #
    This is totally strange, but I think the perfect guy to play Christian Grey would be the Allstate Insurance Mayhem guy. He has a very naughty, naughty gleam in his eye. I bet he would clean up quite nicely...
    • Vita @ Juicer Depot September 11, 2012 at 9:51 am #
      I agree! He does have that naughty gleam in his eye. He is definitely is hot.
    • Bev Weidner September 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm #
      I miiiiiiight be on board. I agree about that naughty gleam. But don't you think his lips might be too thin? Or am I insanely picky? Or I SHOULD BE ON THE CASTING CREW. Or not.
  3. Angela @ AnotherBitePlease September 11, 2012 at 8:00 am #
    Both look great and I would totally come to your eatery
  4. Anonymous September 11, 2012 at 8:20 am #
    Bev u have me ctfu this morning .... I soo needed that... I'm also drooling for the paella... Hagd...
  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite September 11, 2012 at 8:27 am #
    I love eating type of pinwheel but have never tried baked chicken! I feel like any actor or actress isn't going to feel the roles completely. So much happens in the imagination when reading a book and we all have our own ideas as to what they look like.
  6. Shaina September 11, 2012 at 8:49 am #
    Death of the unibrow!
  7. DessertForTwo September 11, 2012 at 10:25 am #
    I want to invest in your eatery! But only if you come around and tell jokes and give us that gorgeous Bev smile at each table :)
    • Bev Weidner September 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm #
      I kneeeeeeeeeeew you'd be in for my eatery!
  8. Laurie {Simply Scratch} September 11, 2012 at 11:16 am #
    I'd so love your eatery! Seriously though... you should open one and I'll fly in and we can drink wine and laugh A LOT! HOW FUN:)
  9. ApopkaNative September 11, 2012 at 11:37 am #
    I can totally imagine myself at It's a Wrap eating that lovely wrap, sipping wine, and doing the crossword. I like the way you think!
  10. Christina September 11, 2012 at 11:58 am #
    I love the eatery idea. I would be first in line!
  11. JulieD September 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm #
    Just beautiful, Bev!! I love your photography so much, you know that?
  12. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm #
    I'd go to your eatery every single day! And I really need to make both of these dishes - especially those pinwheels!
  13. Cassie September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm #
    I am so there. Love these pinwheels!
  14. Katie @ Blonde Ambition September 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm #
    The pinwheels sound like such a perfect tricked-y'all-into-thinkin-I-can-make-fancy-things appetizer to bring to a party! And that paella is just......I can't even.
  15. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm #
    I will own an eatery. i WILL. and you can make these for me how does that sound?
  16. Averie @ Averie Cooks September 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm #
    Pinwheels...I havent had any in years and they are so good and fast. I need to make some!
  17. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm #
    I would love to come to your eatery and eat all this goodness!!
  18. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm #
    You need to find an investor stat - I so want to come to your eatery. I am reading Fifty Shades right now (book 2) - how about Ryan Reynolds?
    • Bev Weidner September 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm #
      Hmmmmm, ya know....I think he might still be too baby facey. Agree?!
  19. Marina {} September 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm #
    OMG I am in love with that paella. So gorgeous. I am making this ASAP. Next best thing to a visit to Spain.
  20. Dionna Mash September 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm #
  21. Sarah September 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm #
    The paella looks delicious; I too have a special place in my heart for paprika. Also, Matt Bomer as Christian Grey: I know that he's supposedly gay, but he is equally delicious looking.
    • Bev Weidner September 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm #
      Ohhhh now heeeeee could do it!
  22. Jessica October 3, 2012 at 8:02 am #
    Yummy, where is the recipe. Let me see if I can search this so I can make this, this week. Thanks for sharing.

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