Saturday, January 07, 2006


Recipes for Ruby

So Ruby is a good cook and a better hostess. If any of you Georgia peaches are reading, I'm sure you're choking on your own tongues right now. I, too, remember the pre-domestic Ruby. The first time I went to her apartment, she offered me a bologna cheese roll-up. Yes - it was a piece of bologna with a slice of Kraft fresh out of the plastic all rolled up. When she was feeling fancy, she might even fry up the bologna. And for dessert? A bag of Hershey's miniatures.

Well, she has bloomed our Ruby has. She throws dinner parties, brings awesome hors d'ouerves to tailgates, and still mixes a mean martini. She does, however, like a recipe. This one's for you Ruby...

2 pounds of mussels
1 leek, thinly sliced (throw the tough top part out)
3 Tbsps of seeded mustard (i.e. Grey Poupon)
1 cup of white wine (something dry)
2 Tbsps of butter
2 Tbsps of whipping cream
1 Tbsp of chopped Italian flatleaf parsley
Salt and Pepper

Clean mussels. Melt butter in heavy bottomed pot. Saute leeks for 1 minute. Add wine, mustard, and mussels. Cook, stirring frequently till mussels open. Add cream and parsley. Stir. Have plenty of bread to sop up the broth.

Enjoy, Ruby.

Thank you honey!! I will see you at the end of the month. Miss you.
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