Although I’m veggie, I do make non-veggie dishes. My daughter isn’t veggie, although she mainly eats veggie dishes. Also, most of my loved ones are non veggie.
I must say my willingness to prepare non-veggie dishes for those I care about has actually worked in that they eat more veggie dishes. The dishes, although not 100% veggie are healthy, and there’s always a veggie component. Non vegetarians/vegans can be healthy too, it’s all about the choices you make. As I’ve mentioned many times, there are plenty of unhealthy vegetarians/vegans/raw foodists, etc.,… those that are unhealthy are making poor food choices.
But back to my food post…
Late yesterday afternoon you could find me making baked crab balls. In total, it took about 1.5 hours to make…
That’s because I made over 100.
The shells were picked out of the backfin crab meat. That process was tedious!
I then moved onto the other extremely slow process of making all those crab balls. The crab balls were baked not fried and it was all crab meat with just a touch of seasoning, I wanted to let the sweetness of the crab meat shine. Before my pre-veggie days one complaint I had about eating some restaurant crab cakes was the amount of filler included. It made you think, “Where’s the crab?”
This dish was made for a 50th birthday party for my Lutheran pastor. The dish received a lot of compliments and I made enough so that people could freely get a lot. Which is how it should be you know? You shouldn’t have to worry about holding back so others can eat. Eat until you get your fill. I really love cooking, but I don’t eat too much.
In total I made over 100 baked crab balls. It took a lot of time.
There are three layers of crab balls in this pan; 40 walnut sized balls on each row, separated by aluminum foil.
My daughter received about ten of the baked crab balls, but the bulk was wrapped up and taken to the party today. However, I promised her that I would make some for her tomorrow. Of course, this means I have to stop by the store tomorrow and purchase more backfin crab meat and that’s ok, she’s worth it. I’ll be sure to make enough for my father too. My mom works tomorrow and even though she’s left plenty for him to eat. He deserves something special too, right. After all, I only have one dad!
…would tell you straight away that the food would be really good. As they say, never trust a skinny chef! LOL!!! For one thing, he was really fast and the dishes were served in no time at all.
Although I’m not overweight, as I told suituapui on one of his recent posts, thin people an cook too. When I prepare a dish for others, it rarely lasts long.
My only regret is that I didn’t make homemade tarter sauce. I thought I had the needed ingredients at home, but I didn’t. This morning, on my way to work I purchased tarter sauce <shudders> those that know me well know I rarely purchase prepacked food. I’d say 90% of the food in our house is made by me.