Friday, December 19, 2014

A Festive Christmas Recipe: CRAB DIP


Through the years I have collected literally hundreds of recipes!  (Wonder how many I've actually used???)  I thought I would share
one that my younger brother requests every Christmas when we have our big family get-together.  I also just recently prepared it for my husband to take to our son's home for their HUMP NIGHT CROWD Christmas eating fest.  Every bit was eaten and two of the guys have requested that I send the recipe to their wives!  So here it is!  Easy-peasy and absolutely yummy-licious!  (Footnote:  thanks to my friend Vickie who gave me the recipe years ago.)

*8 oz. cream cheese, softened
*small can crab meat (not the lump kind; about the size of a tuna fish can; I buy the cheapest I can find)
*onion (amount depends on your taste; see my note below)
*Nature's Season (by Morton; found in the salt/spice section)
*bottled cocktail sauce

*We don't like a lot of onion so I only use about two slices chopped
very fine.

Place the crab meat in a strainer and mash, mash, mash until all liquid is squeezed out (it's amazing how much liquid there is!)

Mix together well the cream cheese, crab, & onion.  Add a couple shakes of salt & pepper and a few shakes of Nature's Season; be careful and don't over season! Mix well again.  Cover & let sit in refrigerator several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.  When ready to serve, shape into ball and pour cocktail sauce over the top.  Serve with your favorite butter cracker (I like Townhouse).  I usually sit the cocktail sauce nearby so more can be added if needed.

This really is a great recipe.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Where Does Time Go?

Has it really been over two years since I posted on my blog????  Time really does fly.  I have missed CHERI'S CHATTER but I was just burned out...I tend to take on too much at times:)  I hope to get back into my writing and sharing and one of my "goals" (I don't believe in resolutions) for 2015 is to post more as well as get back into reading my favorite blogs.  I'm sure I've lost the small audience I had gathered, but hopefully I can regain some of my old friends and make even more new ones.

I hope to make my blog more interesting but will also once again use it to share my grandmother experiences as well as other goings-on with family and friends.  After all, that's the main reason I started my "chatter" have a record of our life.  I hope you will follow me on my journey to rekindle my passion for writing and making memories.

Until next time....