Mussels in white wine

I love meatMany moons ago I was a college student, and like most college students I was lazy, broke, and inept in the kitchen. I relied heavily on a steady diet of pizza, instant noodles, and cheap beer. Fixing a fancy dinner for my girlfriend meant deep-frying a frozen puck of “chicken,” and placing it on top of a pile of overcooked spaghetti – boot-leg chicken parm, if you will. Looking back, my idea of “good food” was embarrassing and it’s downright amazing my girlfriend stuck around and eventually agreed to be my wife. Had I known this cheap and simple recipe for mussels and white wine as a college student, I may have been able to seal the deal with her sooner because it’s now one of her favorite dishes. This fine fare can turn a kitchen zero into a hero, and as an added bonus, it just happens to be quick, easy, and cheap to make. Continue reading…