Our buddies, Jerry and Carol, commented on yesterday’s blog and asked for our recipes for the Crab Meat Pie and the Raspberry Squares so we figured maybe others may want them as well. Here are the recipes:
Crab Meat Pie Recipe
2 - 6 oz. cans crab meat – drained (We save a tbsp, or so, of the juice)
3/4 c. (more or less) finely chopped celery
1/4 c. (or less) finely chopped onion
1/4 c. (or less) finely chopped green pepper
2 eggs - beaten
1 c. mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip - We use the mayonnaise with olive oil)
1/2 c. bread crumbs (We used the Italian seasoned bread crumbs)
1/4 tsp. salt (or eliminate the salt if you’re on a low sodium diet)
1 tbsp. lemon juice (this is an absolute must)
1 Unbaked pie shell (We use the Pillsbury pie crust that you get in the dairy case)
1/2 c. (more or less) shredded Cheddar cheese
Combine the crab meat (and juice), celery, onion, green pepper, eggs, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, salt, and lemon juice together and mix thoroughly. Then turn the mixture into an unbaked 9” pie shell and sprinkle lightly with some additional bread crumbs. Spread the Cheddar cheese on top of that and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes (or until it is firm with the crust being brown) at 350*. It may take another 10 minutes, or so, for it to firm up, but at least check it at around 25 minutes. Let it cool for about five minutes, or more, before digging in. Chops lickin’ good!!!
Raspberry Squares Recipe
Take the car keys out of your pocket (or pocketbook), start the engine, and drive to your local grocer. Go to the baking isle and find a box of Krusteaz Raspberry Square mix. Be sure to pay for it before leaving the store and then get back in your car and head home. Follow the instructions on the box to the letter of law. Yummy, yummy, yummy for the tummy, tummy, tummy!!!
Thar ya have it. Hope ya enjoy these recipes. They’ll “put smile on your face”.
We arrived at Mike and Peggy’s front door at a little after noon to fill the potable water tank. Then it was over to the fairgrounds to “set up camp”. After getting the household situated for a week’s stay, we warmed up the left over fish chowdah for lunch. Then we proceeded to take a twenty minute power katt nap.
We managed to get back to Mike and Peggy’s in time for “Martini Time”. After visiting for an hour, or so, on the back deck, we headed into Peggio’s (pronounced Pee-gee-ohs) Kitchen for a wonderful baked fried chicken meal complete with smashed ‘taters, fresh asparagus, a fresh garden salad, and fresh strawberries with whipped cream on top for dessert – fine dining at its best. Thanks, Peggy, for a great “travel day” meal.
After dinner we sat and visited for awhile and then made it back home to visit with the katts. They miss “Uncle Mike” coming over for a morning visit. They keep looking for him to come-a-knocking at the door. He is the only other humaniod, besides Dad and Mom, who they’ll let get near them and play with them. Probably his scent is close enough to Dad’s to make them feel at home.
Today is Sunday so we’ll head out to Freeport Baptist Church to worship with all our friends from the past. Then we’re not sure exactly what we’ll do, but you know that Mike and Peggy will be involved somehow.
Happy Eating and May God Bless - - - - - - - -