Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday Friend Recipe #99 -- Crab Dip

Recipe number 99

Come with me as I continue to countdown my Friday Friend Cookbook
What is it, you may ask?
In a nutshell...
About 15 years ago, 50 of my closest friends and family, who had been on an e-mail forum with me, sent in recipes in different categories and we compiled a cookbook.
I decided to count those down!
Because  one night I was looking thru the cookbook and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog"
The Handyman--who thinks he knows me better than I know myself, said,  "you'll never EVER do that."
Well,  maybe I will!  Maybe I'll show him!

Which brings me to recipe #99 Theda's Crab Dip

Crab Dip.  Cream cheese, mayonnaise, crab.
You really can't go wrong here.
Well, I guess you can go wrong, you could eat WAY TOO MUCH, if don't have some self control.
Have self control!  I know it will be hard, because this is just so good!
I found this email from Theda dated  2003, when she first sent it too me.  It's in my 'appetizer' notebook---and also in the Friday Friend Cookbook (I do have some cross referencing going on in my cookbook notebooks)--- so I'm going to include her story--her version of how she got the recipe.
And.... I think you can make out the recipe if you want to make it.
(that says HEAT the cream cheese and mushroom soup)

I made this a gazillion months ago  (let's say October) when I made 4 other appetizer's for our Friday night friends.
Here they all are below! friend Theda.
This is her 12th recipe in the FF cookbook countdown.
Her sister  Freda was our neighbor when I was growing up.  Freda was 16 years older than Theda and had 4 kids, so we all played together in the neighborhood--or they played with my brother, as he was younger than I.
Freda and her husband Jim, were great neighbors---the lived  across from cranky Mrs. Orman.  Cranky Mrs. Orman lived on the corner and could see all of us kinds on both streets and would yell at us if we were doing something she didn't think we should. 
None of us liked cranky Mrs. Orman.  But my mother would invite her for Thanksgiving--the horror of horrors!!
Anyway, I have great memories of Theda's sister Freda, from way before I ever met Theda.  Freda was a constant in my neighborhood.
Freda passed away last week, and I just feel I need to mention it since I'm doing one of Theda's recipes.
Freda was great
And would be so happy that John and Theda are doing this:
What you ask?
Getting so close to becoming retirees that's what!
They went and bought a Winnebago!
And then they go sit on the beach and do this!
Drink wine and watch the waves!
Hey....the best is yet to come, right?!

It might have been a bit chilly!
That's my FF Story!
And I'm sticking to it.



~~louise~~ said...

Hi Debbie!!!
It seems I've been trying to get here for days but, when I saw this recipe in my sidebar, I dropped everything and popped by!!!

Boy oh boy, am I glad I did. Yes, I would have to worry about dipping way too much of this Crab Dip though. I have a feeling it could become quite addicting, lol...

It seems every neighborhood had a "Cranky Mrs. Orman" of sorts in those days. Kudos to you mom for inviting her for Thanksgiving. Although, I proabably wouldn't have thought so at the time.

Sorry to hear about Freda, Debbie...I did have to smile to myself when I read about John and Theda, I've been looking at Winnebagos myself these days, lol...we'll see how it goes. I know one thing, a bit chilly or not, I'll be on the beach too!!!

Thanks for sharing, Debbie...

Tina said...

Camping would be great and I sometimes wish we had never gotten rid of our Sunnybrook trailer. We camped so much when our son was young. But once we got into motorcycling we didn't balance out the trips. I hope to retire soon, within the next 5 years at the maximum so, maybe we can get an Rv.

Love the wings and crab dip!,

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

I am sorry for your loss. Your friend and husband are doing a great job enjoying upcoming retirement. Good for them. The crab dip looks good. Whenever I buy a can of the Chicken of the Sea crab claw meat, I could sit there and eat the whole thing.

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