Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Catching Up Over Dinner

I don't know why I've never made mussels before. I always order them when I see them on a menu, but the thought of making them at home always intimidated me. Little did I know that they are truly easy to make. I used one of Ina Garten's (I mean, who else would I go to?) recipes (found here) and they turned out fantastic. I'm definitely making them again and again. Oh, and talk about an inexpensive meal. I paired it with a nice green salad and some toasted baguette with garlic...the perfect meal, in my opinion.

This blog is really slooooooooooow lately, I'm aware and sorry. I just have my hands full with a now very energetic 4.5 month old who likes to be entertained CONSTANTLY. I know you moms of two-year-olds are thinking "ha, she hasn't seen nothin' yet". We're taking full advantage of the great weather and have been to the pool (which he surprisingly loves!) a lot. I've also started hitting the gym hardcore because I refuse to buy an entirely new wardrobe (I'm two sizes larger since having the baby). It's been 4 1/2 months and I still have 20 pounds to lose. Crap. I have some fun and hopefully useful new momma posts up my sleeve, but haven't been able to knock them out just yet. I hope to soon!

Teresa

11 comments:

Mrs. McB said...

Yum! I love mussels!!!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Yum, I adore a good mussel recipe! Great blog!

Yansy said...

I looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

a H.I.T. said...

Really? They're easy? Maybe I'll try making them...

Spotty Prep said...

I have found mussels intimidating! I have recently mastered scallops though, so I'll have to give mussels a try :)

Katie said...

Thanks for the link - must try that one out asap...because I am totally intimidated by those little suckers too!

EntertainingMom said...

hang in there... 4.5 month olds are WAY harder than 2 year olds... or 1 year olds... or 3 year olds! It'll get better and easier!

Now, I am off to find that divine recipe!

Justine said...

Just wanted to drop by and say 'Hello' from across the pond. I found your blog a few months back but have only just found the time to read it from the beginning (if that doesn't sound too sad?!)
Anyway, I have a baby boy who was born on March 20th, which I think is just a few days after your little man came in to the world.
He's my first, and I adore him. It's fun to read a blog of someone with a little boy of such a similar age, and smile to myself and think 'Arthur does that too'.
All best wishes to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I love your blog but I'm going to stop reading if you never post!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Mmmm mussels!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog, and have noticed it has been awhile since you have posted. I miss it. Hope everything is fine!!!
Best wishes to you,
Beth