The Sweet Peas are back, trying to re-enter our typical routine after a visit East that involved a speeding ticket (happily, not mine), boating, fishing, the beach, crab cakes (they just don't make 'em right this far from the Chesapeake Bay), a tropical storm, and tons of time in/on the water. Here are some pictures:
The picture of R&G was about 6 hours before Hanna really kicked up the ocean. Notice the waves to the left of G...this was nothing compared to the complete churning the ocean got with the full force of the storm. Seeing Hanna from this bird's eye view gave me a new respect for hurricanes. Amazing.
During Hanna's appearance at the beach, we decided to whip up some crab dip. I didn't have a recipe, but this is basically what I created. I am not sure if it was the fact that we were stuck inside and didn't have many other alternatives, but it sure did taste good to me!
Tropical Storm Crab Dip
8 0z crab meat (we used back fin)
8 oz cream cheese
2 T mayonnaise
1/4 c red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
a few good shakes of Old Bay (probably about 1/4-1/2 t for all you measure-aholics out there)
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except the parmesan cheese. Put in an oven safe dish and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Bake 15 minute or so or until bubbly.
After all this fun in the sun (and some fun in the wind and rain), today has been a whirlwind of unpacking and all the chores that smack you in the face with the reality that vacation is really over. Our meals this week will rely heavily on the pantry, and whatever we can get out of the freezer.
Tomorrow R&G have orientation for school (G is doing a Mother's Morning Out on Wednesday AMs) and then Wednesday is the first day. Can I get a "woo hoo?"