Most people may not think of mussels when it comes to quick and easy weeknight meals, but some time living in France taught me to think otherwise. Chop and cook a few shallots, add some white wine, toss in the mussels, cover and cook them for about 10 minutes. While the mussels cook, toss a salad. Put a loaf of bread on the table, dish up the mussels, and dinner is served. See How to Steam Mussels for all the details.