A Full House and Crab Cakes

by Joanne on July 24, 2010

We have a full house this weekend. So much fun!  Pam, Heman, Margaret (Heman’s mother)


my parents, Debbie and Eddie (Ted’s sister and husband)


We all had a wonderful dinner at Perugia’s.


No food photo’s.  I didn’t want to stop everyone from diving into their delicious meals so I could do photo shoots. Nothing more annoying than that when you’re starving.  Then I learned that Margaret loves to take photos of food. Who knew?! 

There was strange visitor at work yesterday afternoon. I put the camera on Anti-Blur Motion for this shot:


What was I thinking? It’s a SNAIL for peat’s sake. What motion?!!!!


I thought it was cool how the black top came out in the picture.  The snail, well…that’s a little slimy looking and there was no way I was touching it. But he (or she?) did take a nice pic.

This morning Shane went for a walk with Ted and I was feeling especially energized so I ran 8.4 miles.  What a great week. It was so different from last week when every step was a chore. This week, running was fun and I had heaps of energy.  It amazed me that I had so much energy and NO aches and pains even after yesterday’s long run of 17. 

I was about 1/4 mile short of my goal for the week which was 55 miles. Total weekly miles resulted in 54.72 miles.  I’ll take it.  

Did someone say CRAB CAKES???

Go back to Thursday with me. Mum and Dad arrived home Thursday afternoon and, although my father will eat anything put in front of him, my mother is quite picky.  She will not eat a lot of fish but does enjoy crab cakes.  Hence: The menu for their Thursday night homecoming was CRAB CAKES.  Made with REAL MAYONNAISE.   Not the way I like them but the way the other three at the table prefer them.

Here is the recipe I used. Basically, it’s Chicken of the Sea’s recipe. Makes 6 patties

  • 16 oz crab meat
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 TBS Mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp hot and spicy cocktail sauce
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 TBS olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.  Form into 6 patties.

Heat olive oil in a frying pan.  When the oil is hot, fry crab cakes about 4 minutes per side on medium to medium high heat.


Serve with crusty buns and assorted toppings such as mixed field greens, sweet onion slices, sharp cheddar cheese, and sliced tomatoes.


This was Ted’s crab cake that he allowed me to assemble for a picture. Wouldn’t you think I’d know better than to assemble the thing UPSIDE DOWN!


I really have to learn to check my buns before taking pictures.

Ted also added a little A LOT of mustard to his crabby sammy…


Everyone loved these crab cakes, except me.  I swear I could detect the mayonnaise.  Next time, I’ll make them the Apple Crumbles way.

What’s your favorite crab cake recipe. Can you provide a link?


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  • At 2010.07.24 09:03, Jonna Green said:

    Hi Joanne,

    Just saw your post on crab cakes. We were recently in NC for vacation and I bought some fabulous jumbo lump crab meat and used Ellie Krieger’s recipe for a light version with the “smarter tarter” sauce.
    I think I added 1 egg and 1 white and I ended up using panko breadcrumbs because that is what I had. I may have adjusted spices slightly but for the most part stuck to her recipe. They were awesome. I can’t wait to try them again!

    Have a great one!

    • At 2010.07.24 19:44, Joanne said:

      Thanks Jonna.

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        • At 2010.07.24 12:40, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

          Now *this* is a crab cake recipe! So many I see have bell peppers in them, which I think mask the crab flavor too much. I would just halve the mayo.

          • At 2010.07.24 19:45, Joanne said:

            Great idea. I was going to replace it with Greek yogurt but I don’t think my parents care for the yogurt.

            • At 2010.07.24 14:58, claudia lamascolo said:

              What a beautiful family sounds like your dinner was fabulous!
              Love these crab cakes they came out really golden and delish looking, love crab no matter which way its served!

              • At 2010.07.24 19:45, Joanne said:

                Thanks Claudia

                • At 2010.07.24 15:05, Monet said:

                  We adore crab cakes. I have not made any on my own, but after seeing this recipe, I’m determined to give it a try. I don’t like mayo either so I will have to do some experimenting. I enjoyed the lovely photos of your family!

                  • At 2010.07.24 19:46, Joanne said:

                    Thanks Monet

                    • At 2010.07.24 15:11, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                      Mmmmmm, looks so good 🙂

                      Great picture of the snail!

                      • At 2010.07.24 19:46, Joanne said:

                        I’m surprised at how well that snail photographed. Kinda cool!

                        • At 2010.07.26 13:15, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                          i really love the pics of your family joanne. thanks for sharing them with us 🙂

                          • At 2010.07.26 13:45, dawn hutchins said:

                            SUCH a great snail photo!!! You need to submit those to a contest.
                            That’s quite a group you have there!
                            YUM…crab cakes. I enjoyed the last ones I made so much I just bought some crab on Sunday! I like the Worchestershire in yours. I will have to add that.
                            You will be so proud of me…I started running in the mornings. Granted it’s only for 30 minutes and it’s more of a jog but at least I get that 30 minutes in and then my 40 minutes of weights at the gym every day. Not too bad for full time working mom with a two year old I guess.

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