Thanks to all for the great wishes for my daughter’s birthday. She enjoyed them all! I wanted to share with you what I made for her during-the week-birthday-can-I-pull-this off-and-still make-her feel-special-when- I-am-working-and-slightly-crazed-dinner!
I started with these great crab cakes. Once in awhile I tune into the Flylady website. It’s filled with good organizational tips and recipes. Here’s the Flylady recipe for these delicious
2 c. crab, shredded (fresh or canned)
1 c. bread crumbs
½ c. green onions
1/8 c. minced celery
3 tbs. mayonnaise
1 beaten egg
Dash of Tabasco
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbs. vegetable oil
In bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Shapes crab mixture into 4 cakes about ¾ inch thick. Heat oil in skillet, sauté crab cakes on both sides about 10 min. or until golden brown. Could not be easier!
I coupled this with another recipe from Karla and Beth’s Sweet Treats Recipe Cookbook. This has been a treasure trove and I gladly share it with you! (The contributor did not leave a name!)
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Whisk together: ½ c. white sugar, 2 tbs. sesame seeds, ½ tsp. sesame oil, 1 ½ tsp. dried onion flakes, ¼ tsp. papkia, ½ c. vegetable oil, ½ c. balsamic vinegar. Toss with 4 cups baby spinach and 1 c. sliced strawberries. Delicious!
Add a baked potato and a birthday cake for dessert and you're all set!
Whew, I actually pulled it off!! On a weekday, no less! :0)
Edited to add: The yummy spinach recipe comes from Betty at She's Sew Pretty. She had her name cleverly disguised as an ad on a newspaper page-too cute! Great recipe, Betty!