A Sweetheart of a Dinner, Part 1

Over the weekend I made a special Sunday Dinner for the family.  My daughter, Ms. A, was so very helpful and made the entire experience so much fun.  I experimented with new recipes and luckily, everything turned out well.

We started with a salad of mixed baby greens, carrot shreds and tomato wedges.

Next there was Coconut Soup.  I found the recipe in a 2005 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Appetizers magazine.

The ingredients.

The crab legs were cooked in a tablespoon of oil.  This was probably the strangest part of the process for me.  I usually steam them.

Then, the fresh vegetables were added and everything cooked a few minutes longer.  Next, I added the coconut milk and clam juice and let it simmer for 20 minutes.  Afterwards the crab legs were removed from the pan and the soup was strained through a fine sieve into another bowl.

This is the pile of cooked crab legs my daughter and I had to crack and pull the meat from.

And here are the individual containers of soup with the crab meat inside.  A little cilantro is sprinkled on top.  My husband (Steeler Fan), my son (Mr. B), and daughter, Ms. A cleaned their bowls.  Mr. B even wants to learn how to make it.

Next we had BBQ Shrimp.  This recipe was found in the April 2000 issue of Cooking Light magazine.

The dry ingredients.

Inside the pan is a mixture of worcestershire sauce, fat-free caesar dressing, hot sauce, margarine, the dry ingredients pictured above and of course, shrimp…the peels were kept on for flavor.

The shrimp was saucy, spicy and really good.  The french bread was put to good use with the sauce.

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I am a born and raised Georgia Peach, lover of Food and how it brings people together, a woman of Faith and die-hard Inspiration sponge.

10 thoughts on “A Sweetheart of a Dinner, Part 1

  1. Jennifer

    Crab legs were on sale last week for $4.99/lb, why didn’t I buy them? I see these pictures and my mouth is watering.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..It’s Make Mine Pink Friday, "Roses and Pearls" =-.


  2. Small Burst

    Ummm, can I come over for dinner? This looks amazing!!!


  3. Louise

    Hi there! This looks just wonderful! Your family are so lucky to have such an accomplished cook in their midst. And boy do I know how fiddly those crab legs can be. Have a wonderful day. Louise in Italy.


  4. Sassily Yours...

    OMG, This looks so good. I’m jealous. For V-Day we had spaghetti sauce with french bread. No pasta for me. 🙁
    Maybe I’ll make crab tonight. You have inspired me!!
    .-= Sassily Yours…´s last blog ..And Out Of The Back Yard Came…..TREASURE! =-.


  5. Mom of Many

    That looks so yummy!! Thank you for visiting my place and leaving such a sweet comment.
    .-= Mom of Many´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb. 15th =-.


  6. Unknown Mami

    I am so jealous!
    .-= Unknown Mami´s last blog ..The Most Interesting Woman in the World =-.


  7. Joyce

    I love the soup in the cute little individual red pots. I always see those for sale and now I think I will buy some as they are adorable. Lucky family to have you as the cook and to have helpers too.


  8. Gail@FaithfulnessFarm

    A gorgeous meal. I especially like your little individual soups…way cute!!

    .-= Gail@FaithfulnessFarm´s last blog ..Skillet Suppers-Cilantro Chicken Skillet =-.


  9. Sherry

    Oh, be still my heart! This looks divine!!!


  10. Gollum

    We haven’t bought crab legs in a while (because we cook them the same old way–steamed), but your recipe takes seafood to a new level. I absolutely love this.


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