Yummy Easy Crab Cakes

I made crab cakes for dinner last night. It was a new recipe and oh so good! I will share it…

2 cans of crab meat drained well (in the grocery store by the tuna, but usually on the top shelf)
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons of mayo (I used fat free)
1 tablespoon dijon or spicy brown mustard (I used spicy brown)
1/4-1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Seasoned salt
2 tablespoons french friend onions crushed up(like the kind that goes on green been casserole)

Preheat oven to 400.

Beat egg with a hand mixer until frothy. Add in mayo and mustard. Pour over crab meat, add onions and seasoning. Add breadcrumbs until the mixture holds together. Depending on how much you drain your crab, it may take all of it. Ball them up (I made 4 smaller ones with mine…you could do 2 large). I dipped mine back into some bread crumbs for a crunchy coating. Its optional.

Lay on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove with a large spatula (they will try to hold on the pan). Enjoy!

PS. This comes from a healthy cooking cookbook and it says per serving (with the recipe making 2 servings) it has about 250 calories per serving. Not bad eh?

Preparations and workout

I don’t have any classes or meetings on Thursdays. Therefore, I love Thursdays. I have a whole day to do (or not do) whatever I want. Today I am a little busy preparing to leave for the weekend.

I need to clean the apartment. I hate coming home to mess when I’ve been gone for a couple days.

I need to do ALL my homework for next week.

I need to go get my nails done. I’m having my bridal portraits taken Sunday, and those nails gotta look good!

On another note…I got a really great deal on some Zumba DVDs on ebay last night.Zumba is AMAZING! Its latin dance aerobics and its sooo fun. Sometimes its to music you know from the radio, and sometimes its just latin music. It feeds off the beat, and when the song beat changes, you change moves. Its awesome and really easy to catch on to. This isn’t the choreography I know to this song…but its a good way to show how fun and dancelike Zumba is…

I decided to order the videos because I missed my workout class last night because I thought it was at a different time, and so I thought I needed something fun to do at home when I can’t get to the gym. I have Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home DVD (not this one..but I couldn’t find a picture of mine…I’m sure this one is great too!)
This program is just about walking to a beat quickly (and I use arm weights while I do it) to get in a workout. Its easy and doesn’t require anything but your feet. We all walk! I found that I wouldn’t walk outside here alone, so this DVD is great for me. But I’ve been doing it so much, I wanted something to switch it up.

I’ll let you know how the Zumba DVDs are when they come in! I’m pumped!

Counting the Days…

So its Wednesday. Middle of the week. Stuck in the middle with you. (Sometimes I burst into random songs).

I am just counting the days. That’s where I am.

Days until I head home for my wedding shower and bridal portraits: 2 (I count today. So I go home Friday. I have today and tomorrow to live through first).

Days until my next shower in Ty’s hometown: 11 I’m excited to meet and get to know some of the people there.

Days until the wedding: 52 (OMG! REALLY?)

My mental to do list (which isn’t mental anymore because I’m writing it down): to get tuxes, our marriage license, book one more honeymoon excursion, get groomsmen and usher gifts, and have our bachelor/ette parties. Woohoo for that. And we need to do the programs and the favors too. Yup…we are trucking.

Counting down the days….

I have a problem…

I am addicted to Hobby Lobby.

Its true. I had been trying to stay away, but I had to buy some flowers for the wedding (since they were 1/2 price) so I went in. Bad idea. 🙂

I LOVE holidays. All holidays. Yesterday, I bought a Valentine’s, St. Patty’s Day, and Easter door hanger for our front door.

Also, adding to my recent obsession, I bought a plate hanger to put plates in it for every holiday. So I bought Easter plates and I found plates with a birthday cake on it for everyone’s birthday. I also bought a plain plate that I am going to paint “Happy Birthday” on to go with my cake plate. I will show those to you when I’m done.

My plate hanger currently with Valentine’s decor:
And my adorable Easter plates to be displayed later….(Look at the PRECIOUS bunny shaped plate! How could I NOT buy it?)
I am still looking for St. Patty’s plates. They didn’t have a lot of green decor at Hobby Lobby yet…though I’m pretty sure that St. Patrick’s day happens before Easter? Maybe that stuff will appear after V-day? I just know there are some cute plates with shamrocks on them that belong in my kitchen! 🙂