Sunday, August 2, 2009

Anniversary Crab Cakes & More Pie

As planned, the rest of my Sunday has been very relaxing :). I finished up my work and then read some Twilight. For dinner, I made up a half batch of these crab cakes with a side of squash and red plum. I actually cooked the crab cakes without any oil or butter and they turned out just as yummy. Josh's plate:


This was sort of our anniversary dinner (as I mentioned before, Josh will be on work travel for our real anniversary on Tuesday). To finish it all off, Josh had another slice of his key lime pie bars:
I'm so happy that hes loving these! Hes already had three and I'm hoping he has a fourth before he leaves tomorrow (that way I will only have to freeze 2 large bars)!!

Tonight I will be watching the Next Food Network Star finale and Kendra. I'm going to DVR Entourage and will catch up on it tomorrow. Do you have any Sunday night rituals?

44 comments:

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

Sunday we usually have a family dinner and then lounge out at home. Those bars still sound delicious!

Allie Katie said...

Those look delish!! I am glad Josh digs the Key Lime bars. I will be spending my night watching the FNS finale as well! And Kendra, if I can stay up that late!

Ada said...

Yum, those crab cakes look delicious! I've always wanted to make crab cakes, but they seem so intimidating to make haha. I'm glad you had a nice anniversary dinner!

I like having quiet Sunday nights at home that usually involve watching 60 minutes and relaxing. Tonight though I must actually be productive and get some work done! Have a nice night:)

Ashley Lauren said...

I haven't watched any previous episodes of Kendra, but I'm watching tonight too for the wedding :)

It's not any kind of formal ritual, but I usually make a more time intensive dinner on Sundays. We often catch Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes and giggle.

Pam (Highway to Health) said...

I'm excited for the Kendra finale too! Sundays are my favorite for preparing for the week and then relaxing at night.

lilveggiepatch said...

Happy (soon-to-be) anniversary! I LOVE crabcakes... great for a festive dinner.

Sunday night Ari and I usually try to spend together, with dinner and a movie.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Can't wait for the Kendra finale tonight--I hope I can make it till 10--I am zonked! I just had a crab stuffed chicken breast for dinner out tonight--anything crab is amazing! :-)Happy Anniversary!

Angharad said...

I kind of hate sundays - where did the weekend go?! But I try to get myself in a good mental mood for the week ahead and plan what needs planning. It's a good time to take stock I guess...
Those bars look SO GOOD. You know, if he doesn't eat #4 I can always give you my address...

Lauren said...

Crab cakes are one of my favorite things. I think there is something "romantic" about this dinner. I've made crabcakes a few times for speical dinner for Toly and I. It's rather indulgent and so delicious.

Happy Anniversary sweetheart! I hope you two enjoyed a wonderful evening together. Lots of love and best wishes to you both.

allijag said...

MMM lovin the early anni dinner! Looks amazing!!! Sorry josh is working during the actual time! Post pics of the wedding :)

(and frank!) :)

Maria said...

I am so glad your Josh is loving the bars! Our Josh's are a lot alike:) Glad you keep celebrating!

Mandy said...

I LOVE crab cakes!!! I need to make some soon :) '

So glad you two had a great anniversary weekend!

Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) said...

I love crab cakes!

I am watching the Food Network now, then Kendra! You've got great taste! ;)

chandra said...

Happy belated anniversary! Sorry I'm lat, I'm still catching up on blog reading from vacation!

I just wanted to pop in and say hi since I feel like I haven't commented in forever!! And PS, I'm probably going to steal a lot of meal ideas from you during my meatless month. :)

lesley said...

Glad you've had a nice anniversary weekend full of yummy anniversary food : )

Does tomorrow HAVE to be Monday??? ha.

Deva said...

Key lime bars look so good. I love Sunday rituals, we have our own, too :-)

Holly said...

ohhh i had so much to catch up on...yummmm on the crab cakes and key lime pie bars. those are two of the best things eva - and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and josh! love happy celebrations like that!

looks like you had a fab weekend - happy sunday!

Holly said...

mmmm - I haven't had crab cakes in forever!! I always get them when I'm on vacation in the south. It's tradition!

Kristen said...

The crab cakes look awesome! Our ritual is relaxation and watching soccer together!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Just watched Next Food Network Star..what did ya think? I would have been happy with either one winning.

Those bars look so yummy--what self control you have! I would have devoured them :)

I like Barney Butter! I like nuttiness too though and since I didn't have JIF and Skippy growing up (I'm allergic to pb) it doesn't bring me back to my childhood days :) It reminds me of soynut butter...have you had that?

All in all it changes up things...and seeing as how I eat ab everyday, that's a good thing!!

Alison said...

Oooh...crab cakes! I love!

No Sunday rituals for us. We eat dinner and then go to bed - like every other night. I think that'll change when we have kids some day.

burpandslurp said...

Sunday night is my blog time!
I haven't watched the TNFS yet, but hope to catch up on the re-runs!

Yum Yucky said...

Oh geesh! It's 11:58pm and I should be in bed, but the crab cakes were intriguing. Now I can rest. Good night! (snore)

Caroline said...

Watching The Next Food Network Star is def one of my Sunday night rituals...I don't know what I'll do now that it's over!

WholeBodyLove said...

I normally go grocery shopping on Sundays. From late August through May, I spend Sunday night rechecking homework and devising a schedule for my upcoming week!

WholeBodyLove said...

I normally go grocery shopping on Sundays. From late August through May, I spend Sunday night rechecking homework and devising a schedule for my upcoming week!

insideiamdancing said...

Those crab cakes look great! Sunday evening- usually just relaxing and getting ready for the week ahead... Last night involved a "Scrubs" marathon!

MizFit said...

sunday night?

sigh.
we talk to my freakin inlaws every sunday night...for over an hour.

here's to monday.
and our taped entourages.
and WEEDS!

Julie said...

those key lime pie bars look SO good!!

what a sweet anni dinner :) you should remake for yourself for when he's away for the real thang haha

Fitnessista said...

those look amazing! the pilot loves crab cakes :D
i ALWAYS watch next food network star but our cable went out with the storm last night- i missed the finale :(
i'm excited for the fall because i love extreme home makeover and desperate housewives on sunday night :D
enjoy your day!

carolinebee said...

looks great, have a great week erica :D

brandi said...

mmm..crabcakes!!!

sunday rituals usually include cleaning/laundry/whatever needs to be finished up and prepping for the week like cutting up veggies or fruits for snacks, packing my lunch for monday, etc.

veron said...

Your crabcakes look positively scrumptious!

Diana said...

A belated happy anniversary to you, madam! Sounds like you had a good one. :)

K from ksgoodeats said...

What a fantastic anniversary dinner! I've never had crab cakes but they sound good :)

I loved Kendra last night! Was that the season finale? If so, I'll be so sad! Have a great Monday!

elise said...

cute dinner!

sunday is an HBO filled evening. true blood and entourage and lately the new show hung. although we usually tivo them to spread it out since mid week tv sucks.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy belated anniversary!

foodnfit said...

Oh I forgot Kendra was on last night--I should have that on my DVR for tonight YAY!
Those crab cakes look yummy!

Bridget said...

Aww Happy Anniversary!!! Beautiful crab cakes! YUM! I looooove crab cakes. I also love key lime pie for that matter...Josh is one lucky guy!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

happy anniversary!!
the crab cakes look delicious - you are one talented cook my dear!

ttfn300 said...

Mmm, crab cakes. now i've got a craving! glad you two enjoyed your weekend together :)

Michelle said...

ohh I love Crab cakes. I live near a place called Joe's Boathouse ( a dining establishment not a real boathouse) that has crab cakes to die for.

Yours look delish.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Again, happy anniversary! I love crab cakes :-)

Esi said...

Glad you had a good anniversary. Yum, now you have me wanting crab cakes.