Mussels Rock My Socks

My mom knows what I like!

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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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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!


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! 😀

Not So Laborious

Labor Day hasn’t been too laborious, which is a very good thing. 😀

I ran to the mall to do some returns before meeting up with my friend Laurel to lay by the pool for an hour or so. When I arrived home, I found Ryan sitting at the kitchen table hard at work stuffing our remaining wedding invitations. What a guy!

I sat down to join him after making us banana vanilla protein shakes.

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The shake included:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c. vanilla bean frozen yogurt
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

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My “J” cup was in the dishwasher from yesterday’s mocha green monster, so Ryan kindly let me use his initial cup.

We ran out of stamps for our RSVP card envelopes, so we couldn’t completely finish stuffing our wedding invitations, bu t we only have 10 left. That’s nuffin!


Though we had some snapper waiting to be prepared for dinner in the fridge, Ryan had the idea of serving the fish with a fresh arugula salad, so we headed to the grocery store to pick up the necessary goods.

While I prepared the fish and a side of Kraft grilled cheese explosion macaroni and cheese, Ryan prepped the salads with sliced zucchini, freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated lemon, salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil.

I broiled the snapper, topped with salt, pepper and several lemon slices, for approximately 10 minutes.

We enjoyed our fish on top of the arugula salad with a side of mac and cheese.

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(My salad bowl looks like a super tiny plate, but it’s actually a deep bowl. Lots more veggies that ya think!)

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Ryan picked up a box of this new flavor of Kraft mac and cheese saying we just had to try it. I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty fantastic, though I think we’ll be sticking to mac and cheese varieties with a more understandable ingredient list.

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Tasty, tasty!

I gotta run… We’re in the middle of Jeopardy and celebrities are on this week which means the trivia is easy-peasy. I gotta go win a million dollars! 😉

Question of the Evening

Do you enjoy trivia?