I was always skeptical of mussels until I lived in Spain and ate them in paella. A few months later, I ate them often while living in Ecuador as they are popular in soups. If you haven't ever given them a try, you should definitely go for it. Cook them up with parsley and white wine and they get excellent flavor. Here's a recipe that I made based on an original one with less ingredients.
This was INCREDIBLE! I couldn't get enough of it. It is chalked full of flavor and goes great with french bread on the side. Speaking of french bread, we need to talk about that...
I told you this was a week of bread making. I gave french bread a try and was NOT disappointed! It was delicious! I found the recipe on allrecipes.com and for the first time I did not have to add any extra flour to the dough! It was the perfect consistency and baked just as it should! Check it out:
INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 two pound loaf)
I had no idea that you roll french bread up jelly roll style. But that is what gives it the pull apart texture. Look at the effects after the bread bakes, I found it pretty cool. :) ENJOY!!