Deviled or Creamed Crab Meat {Vintage Recipe}

Deviled or Creamed Crab Meat

Deviled or Creamed Crab Meat

One of my favorite memories is the missionary circles that my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother belonged to at church. 

Sometime in the mid-60s, my grandmother’s missionary circle created a cookbook.  Each page is typed individually and the book is held together by two O-rings at the top.  It always feels like a homecoming to look through this cookbook and see familiar names typed under each recipe.

This recipe is by Helen Jones and she advises us that it can be used as a first course for a dinner party.  That may be so, but I think it works well as an appetizer  or light lunch on top of toasted baguette slices.  You can even use it for individual dips for a Super Bowl party!  Yummy!

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pint crab meat (4-4 oz. cans)
2 eggs, beaten
Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Tabasco sauce to taste

Method

Mix and beat first four ingredients.

Mix and beat first four ingredients.

Mix and beat first four ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add the remaining ingredients.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Add the remaining ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pour into about 8 buttered shells or ramekins.

Pour into about 8 buttered shells or ramekins.

Pour into about 8 buttered shells or ramekins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bake at 350ºF. for about 25 minutes.  Do not leave in too long or the crab mixture will dry out.

Bake at 350ºF. for about 25 minutes.  Do not leave in too long or the crab mixture will dry out.

Bake at 350ºF. for about 25 minutes. Do not leave in too long or the crab mixture will dry out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deviled or Creamed Crab Meat {Vintage Recipe}
This recipe is by Helen Jones and she advises us that it can be used as a first course for a dinner party. That may be so, but I think it works well as an appetizer or light lunch on top of toasted baguette slices. It can even be used as individual dips at a Super Bowl Party! Yummy!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tablespoons butter
  2. 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  3. 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
  4. 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  5. 1 pint crab meat (4-4 oz. cans)
  6. 2 eggs, beaten
  7. Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  8. Tabasco sauce to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix and beat first four ingredients.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour into about 8 buttered shells or ramekins.
  4. Bake at 350ºF. for about 25 minutes. Do not leave in too long or the crab mixture will dry out.
Adapted from Missionary Circle Cookbook; First Baptist Church of Van Nuys
Adapted from Missionary Circle Cookbook; First Baptist Church of Van Nuys
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Monday Menu: Chili Con Wiener

IMG_1692 This is a tailgating, football watching testosterone extravaganza recipe. We especially enjoyed it while  watching the San Francisco 49ers rout beat the Green Bay Packers.  To tell you the truth, I almost didn’t try this recipe because it didn’t appeal to me and I wasn’t sure The Mister would like it, either.  Much to my surprise, he raved about it and said it was “man food.”  And, I must admit, it has kind of grown on me, too.  Put it in the slow cooker on game day and allow your guests to help themselves.  Be sure to provide plenty of napkins!

I prefer it with my homemade chili but it is pretty good with the canned chili, too.

PS: This recipe freezes quite well.  Make a double batch and stick half of it in the freezer in 1 or  2-cup containers (leave headroom for expansion).  Defrost, reheat, and serve over toasted hamburger or hot dog buns (The Mister even has it plain) on those nights you just don’t feel like cooking.  Easy-peasy!

IMG_1688Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 15-ounce can chili with beans or 2 cups homemade chili with beans
1/2 pound hot dogs, cut diagonally in 1/4 to 1/2” slices
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
8 hamburger or hot dog buns, split and toasted

Method

Lightly brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet.

Add chili, hot dogs, soup, chili sauce, and green pepper.

Heat thoroughly.  Serve over toasted buns.  Garnish with additional cooked hot dog slices (if desired).

Retro Super Bowl Party Ideas

Hosting a Super Bowl party?  No need to buy those cheap plastic football doo-dads at Party City!  Go retro with these football party ideas…

 

Special Cheese Tray Idea, c1964

Special Cheese Tray Idea, c1964; From 50 Wonderful Ways To Use Cheese, a promotional booklet put out by The American Dairy Association; "Football fans will tear down the grandstand-- if you build it with cheese! This platter, with a simple football field design on green paper, with cheese and olives ingeniously used as players, makes a perfect snack tray for before and after game parties. The clever hostess can develop similar ideas for other events." Image courtesy of alsis35 on Flickr.com

 

Ham & Coke

Coca Cola Ad from 1951; Image courtesy of Paul Malon on Flickr.com

 

Dad's Having a Party!

"He-man host dinner of corned beef and cabbage lets Dad entertain his pals in great form." "Better Homes & Gardens" December 1958; Image courtesy of SaltyCotton on Flickr.com

 

Line-Up For Leisure, 1946; Image courtesy of Paul Malon on Flickr.com

Line-Up For Leisure, 1946; Image courtesy of Paul Malon on Flickr.com

I love, love, love the cheese platter but I think my favorite idea is the sterling silver football-shaped ice bucket.  Do you have any retro-themed ideas for Super Bowl Sunday?