By the time Friday comes around, I am mentally checking into the weekend. I like to make sure the house is clean, laundry is done and groceries are at least purchased. If that sounds like a tall order, it usually is. By dinner time, I am exhausted but oh so happy that the weekend has finally arrived. Back in the old days when hubby and I lived for ourselves and didn’t have an infant to take care of, Friday night dinner was within easy reach. This was especially so since we lived in the heart of Philadelphia within ten minutes of most neighborhoods and their specialties. Easy dinner takes a little more planning now and going out to dinner is a little more daunting than it seems worth. So the simple solution? A no fuss, no mess, 20-minute meal. I spotted beautiful Prince Edward Mussels at the grocery store and decided to recreate a favorite of ours from Monk’s in Philadelphia. The muscles at Monk’s are prepared in all different ways, but in our opinion, the simpler the preparation the better the end result. The exact recipe can be found here, but as usual, a picture speaks 1000 words. Best enjoyed with a white wine or a Wheat Beer.