***From now until Christmas (ok, maybe only until Christmas Eve), I am going to post recipes to get you ready for the holiday! I'm going to share with you some of my favorite holiday snacks and goodies. To help me kick off this week of tasty treats, my mom graciously agreed to guest post for me. I'm really excited to have her share a recipe with you all. Though my mom has many really good recipes up her sleeve, this was a simple introduction for her into the blogging world. So, without further ado...please welcome my mom (Sharon)...***
There are no words to express how flattered I am that my daughter, Jenn, has asked me to be a guest on her yummy blog! Not only does she post the best recipes ever, she has paid tributes to my father, husband, & daughter with a way with words that brings me to tears. Who thought a food blog would do that...except when working with onions! I am so proud to be her Mom and love her more than she'll ever begin to imagine.
Ok...on to the important stuff...food!!
This recipe is just in time for Christmas and/or Super Bowl parties. I have been making these Crab Delights for many years, having gotten the recipe from my cousin, Karen. They are one of the first things to disappear at a party and I'm asked to bring them for every occasion. Even those that say they don't care for crab find that they like them. I've been known to make them just for my husband & I, too!
1.5 oz jar Old English Cheese Spread
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, softened
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
garlic powder to taste
1 6oz can crabmeat
1 pkg English muffins, halved
Mix all ingredients except for the English muffins. Place English muffin halves onto a cookie sheet. Spread the crab mixture evenly on all halves. Place under broiler until golden and bubbly. Cut into quarters.
If you think you have more than you'll eat, before broiling them, you can throw them onto another cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, you can put into a freezer bag and store in freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to use, place on cookie sheet and under the broiler as instructed. You can thaw them at room temperature or just throw them directly into the oven frozen. Enjoy!
**I made these for our football party at Jenn and Chris' for the Nebraska vs. Colorado game the day after Thanksgiving. Jenn had a suggestion that would possibly make these even better. Before spreading the crab mixture on the English muffins, broil very lightly, both sides of the muffins, this would make it a little crispier!**