I don't remember where I originally found this recipe, so I can't give proper credit. This is a good recipe for using up leftover bread or summer squashes that were a bit too prolific.
Hillbilly Crab Cakes
2 cups shredded summer squash (zucchini, yellow, crookneck)
1 cup bread crumbs**
1 egg, beaten
1 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
4-5 chopped green onions
1 TBSP mayonnaise
1 tsp prepared mustard
Mix all ingredients together. Pour +/- 1/4" oil into skillet and heat over medium heat. When oil is hot, form mixture into patties and fry until light brown, turning once. Good with tartar sauce.
**I put my stale bread slices into the blender and pulse them until about half is bread crumbs and the other half is still chunky. The chunky bread will soak up the seasonings and give more texture to the crab cakes.
One interesting thing that trying to live with WW2 rationing (especially with the election/geopolitical circus currently dominating our news feed) has really driven home is that life doesn't stop just because resources are limited. When you read books about wartime, it seems like it's all action, all the time. No one ever talks about doing the laundry, trying to keep the cars running, or the mundane, everyday stresses of trying to juggle home and work while coping with the stresses brought on by the political climate.
We have one more week of the Broken Car Shuffle, God willing. The car parts finally got here, so Monday the car goes in for wheel bearings and ABS, and Wednesday the truck goes in for the evap. canister. Then HOPEFULLY, we will be done with car repairs and be able to get on with our lives...and I'll finally have the time to put into this blog!
I have grand plans of being able to get back to working on our books as well (Danny has until January to make significant progress on his Grand Canyon book, and I've blocked out another novel.) I'm also going to be concentrating on getting the last of the house finished (flooring and the kitchen) as well as making significant progress on the greenhouse before spring. We've been trying to attend an Orthodoxy 101 series at the church we've been going to, but have missed the last two classes because of the ongoing car problems. I'm looking forward to being able to attend the rest of the classes and make a decision whether or not to join the church.
(To those who read me before, I didn't leave the Quakers; they left me. When a Christian group gets to the point that mentioning Jesus is considered "triggering" or "Politically Incorrect" but they have no problem accepting any other belief system out there, I have no time for them. I want a church that I can depend on, that won't change their standards or beliefs based on the current fads or fashions. I'm not interested in a social club or a feel-good/self-help group. Danny and I read Kallistos Ware's book and decided this might be what we were looking for. Hence, inquiry classes.)
There you have it. I hope everyone out there in bloggerland has a great weekend. See you next week!