Mussels! B’day dinner

Needed a special dinner at the last minute because Luigi had already gone out to lunch and devoured a HUGE “Empire State Building” sandwich at a Del Mar deli on his birthday.

So, something special, but light because the corned beef and pastrami was still in the depths of the belly… Lo and behold I found mussels in a garlic lemon sauce in the frozen section at Vons. I added white wine (of course the sauce was a bit too salty for us) and a side of orzo and spinach which really didn’t need any spices because the mussels sauce was enough for everything. The b’day boy was pleased as punch!

Oh, and of course, there was carrot cake and candles.

… and the beautiful table appropriately decorated with “aging” hydrangea picked from my patio pot and a nice bottle of wine.

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