Paella is a dish that often evokes a sense of celebration. It's traditionally made for gatherings and celebrations. I'm definitely breaking from tradition here and walking the fine line of authenticity; therefore, I'm hesitant to actually call my dish paella. For one thing, I'm not even cooking it in a proper pan. The name of the flat-bottomed pan that is used to make paella is also called paella. My paella pan is big enough for 8. Not a good fit for Wednesday night. So, I've opted for a more utilitarian saute pan.