Mussels Rock My Socks

My mom knows what I like!

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Mussels!

Ever since I was little, I’ve enjoyed shellfish. Clams, oysters, mussels… I love ‘em all! (You may remember that embarrassing story about how I used to eat clams a Hooter’s with my dad when I was younger. Always been a fan!)

Along with the mussels we enjoyed snapper (I had one filet)…

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Corn on the cob (I had one ear)…

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Broc…

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Whole grain bread (I had one slice at dinner and two slices waiting to eat… It was delicious!)…

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And, last but not least, fresh fruit salad…

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The fruit salad included watermelon, blueberries and apple.

I ate a bit of everything, but dominated the mussels. I had a huge bowl of mussel shells to showcase my efforts. 😉

After dinner, my mom, dad, Ryan and I sat at the table until nearly 11 p.m., just chatting and laughing together. It feels good to be home!

Today

We woke up bright and early this morning!

I started the day with a piece of whole grain toast, smeared with a bit of Brummel & Brown butter and blackberry jam.

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I gotta go get ready for our meeting with our pastor today. I have some notes to assemble and gotta change out of my pjs!

See ya in a bit! 😀

18 Responses

  1. YUMMMMMMM! wow, this looks like a fabulous dinner. way to go mom! 🙂

  2. That whole meal looks so delicious! Your Mom sure knows how to cook a delicious feast! 🙂 Hope you both enjoy your day & good luck with your meetings.
    Oh, I went & read your post about the Hooters story, and I had no idea that mushrooms were bad for dogs..? That’s so good to know! Thanks, Julie 🙂

  3. That fruit salad looks delish!

  4. How nice that you and Ryan got to enjoy dinner for with your family. 🙂 It looks like a delicious dinner, YUM!

  5. I love mussels! And all seafood for that matter. 🙂

  6. I am the total opposite seafood in general grosses me out! I can only stand *certain* kinds of fish

  7. I hated seafood as a kid. HATED IT. Then I moved to Vancouver, which is a huge seafood city, I started eating really good FRESH seafood and I feel head over heels in love. Pass me the muscles, clams, scallops, prawns, and fish, I’ll gobble it up.

    Your wedding is so soon! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  8. I love fish, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried shell fish, believe it or not! Does shrimp count? I definitely have never had oysters, clams, lobster, or crab! Maybe I’ll head to Maine sometime to try them all!! 🙂

  9. Ahh, mussels creep me out! Plus I had an allergic reaction to sea scallops a few years ago, so I have to steer clear of most shellfish. Love fish though!

  10. I need to come to your place for dinner!

  11. Hope the meeting with the pastor goes well. I would say that dinner looked good, but I don’t eat seafood or shellfish 🙂 But if I did, I am sure it would be amazing!

  12. I can’t stand any kind of meat, but the fruits, veggies, and bread look amazing!

  13. Mom does always know best! Why are home cooked meals always so good? 🙂

  14. i’ve never had mussels before…. i do like fish though so maybe i should try ’em!

  15. Mussels are such a Belgian dish , I like it!

  16. Good luck with the meeting!!!

    Those mussels look good 🙂

  17. Ooooh what an awesome dinner!! Corn is one of my faves!!

  18. Mussels are my favorite! 🙂

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