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Seafood Melody

Christian is a big seafood fan. If it comes from the water - he will eat it! Mussels are one of his favorites. When he brought a good report card home just over a week ago we told him that we would celebrate on the weekend. Unfortunately we, like many other families, had been sucked into the fast food reward program. Not this time! That Friday after school myself, Christian, and his baby brother Alexander, stopped by the grocery store and bought 4 lbs of mussels to celebrate at home. :) Millard made a melody of mussels, shrimp, and sole. He added garlic, onion, celery and a can of plum tomatoes. It was delicious!! And much better than stuffing Christian with a Happy Meal.

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