Normally, when you return from holiday, there are a couple of days when there isn't enough food in the house. The initial run to the local shop for bread and milk sees you through breakfast and you can just about cobble something together from your cupboards for a couple of meals. We got back from Berlin last Tuesday and although we have shopped, we still haven't carried out a "big shop" so our cupboards are starting to look pretty bare.
There are always somethings that can be relied upon. We tend to have three or four types of rice on the go at any one time and there is usually a packet of sausages in the freezer. The decision to make a paella style dish was made by the fact that the sausages that I found in the freezer were pork and chorizo.
Before anybody calls foul and starts asking about the lack of prawns and mussels, that would be a seafood paella. The original dish from Valencia would have traditionally contained chicken, rabbit, pork and even snails but no seafood. Don't get me wrong, I love a seafood paella but with the ingredients I had, a sausage paella it was.