Steamed Mussels to Ring Out the Old


New Year's Eve


charcuterie to start


Steamed mussels is a perfect dinner for New Year’s Eve as it does not take a lot of time to cook. Living on the coast for more than twenty years mussels have become comfort food to me.

We started the dinner with sparkling wine and charcuterie.


New Year's Eve table setting


The table was set in a most simple way with a white table cloth and black napkins. A couple of 3-D stars were added as an accent.


steamed mussels


Ingredients for 2 people

2 lb of cleaned mussels
1 carrot
1 leek
1 clove of garlic
1 small glass of white wine
13 oz vegetable broth
Salt and pepper


Place the mussels in a bowl of cold water. If they still need to be cleaned, brush them thoroughly with a small kitchen brush. And rinse one more time. Throw away all open mussels.

Cut the leek and carrot into julienne. Finely chop garlic.

Melt a bit of butter in a large pot. Stew julienne and garlic in butter. Add white wine and broth and bring to a boil. Carefully add the mussels and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Place the lid on the pot and let cook for about 5 minutes.

Serve the mussels with broth in deep plates with baguette on the side.


3-D star

Sumac Ridge cork


The table was decorated with a few 3-D stars in black, soft pink and white. PDF template for 3-D stars to be printed on light card stock. Instructions are included.

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