You know what I really like? Having a blog. I mean, I’m 99% sure half of my posts make zero sense. Whoa that was a lot of math. Sometimes I think back after I push that “Publish” button and wonder if my lack of sentence structure, fleeting thoughts, and made up words are unreadable. Perhaps. I kiiinda okay with it either way…
I really want a garden. Right now I have a window box and three small pots outside my front door. I see people post pictures of ginormous zucchini, or herbs, or strawberries. Omg, the strawberries make me so jealous. How cool is that?!!
I’m here with my basil plant like, whoaaa!! Check out my super awesome basil plant! haha I’m not sure if I have a brown thumb or if I just make poor choices. I’ve been going to the flower shop and I go for the prettiest flowers that bring a smile to my face and make me happy. I plant them and they last a week or two. Well, apparently you need to check and see what kind of light the plant needs. We don’t get too much sun on our side of the street, so maybe I’ve been setting myself up for failure.
This spring I picked only green, leafy plants that like shade or don’t require too much light. So far so good!! I bought a variety of plants as a tester to see what worked. My window box looks like a hodge podge, but it’s alive!! And growing!! My neighbor walked by and asked me what kind of plants they were and I was like, uhhh.. just.. you know, green, leafy ones. And basil. Did you see my basil back there? And then she commented about how she was surprised it was growing at all because of the lack of sun. Ok, move it along lady. Don’t you diss my basil plant!
But seriously. One day I will have a garden, one day 🙂
When I was little I would go out to restaurants and order the lump crab meat cocktail as my main course. It was always served with a lemon wedge that I would squeeze over all those beautiful lumps and then I’d dig in. Adults would be caught off guard, raise their eyebrows, and sarcastically say, “Man, cheap date…” But seriously, clump crab meat is my jammmm. I could eat it everyday if it weren’t so darn expensive!
But for a special occasion? Or a Wednesday? This is kind of perfect. You can eat it right from the bowl (like we did) or throw it on top of some leafy greens. Either way, you’re golden. Does it really get any better than a lump crab meat salad? No? Didn’t think so.
Also, don’t even get me started on how light and refreshing this is for summer. For some reason I always always picture myself bringing things like this to a backyard BBQ. In these daydreams I’m always wearing a super adorable sleeveless shirt dress that ties around the waist (a dress I envision every summer but can never actually find in stores) and my hair is flowing with a perfect bounce that I only get from the hairdresser. It’s my summer BBQ fantasy dammit don’t interrupt me. Ugh ok, the moment has passed… Anyway.
For at least two nights after I made this meal Jaryd kept casually bringing up lump crab meat as if to gently hint he’d like more. And then when I didn’t immediately tell him there were overflowing tupperwares full in the fridge (in my dreams) he would be like, “Can we make more of the crab meat stuff? Crab meat.. lumps… more… I love…” Or something like that.
But anywho. This is such an easy recipe. You just throw things in a bowl and go! Check it:
Slice the grape tomatoes into fourths or eighths. I did fourths, but in retrospect I think eighths may have been a good move. I suppose it depends on the size of your grape tomatoes. I trust you enough to make a judgement call.
Cut the avocado in chunks and throw it in the bowl. Try to get the most perfectly ripe and creamy avocado. You can do it!!
Place tomatoes, avocado, corn, and crab meat in the bowl. Drizzle lemon juice on top and sprinkle with sea salt. Gently toss with a rubber spatula. You don’t want to toss too vigorously because you want to keep the crab meat in lumps. It’s all about those lovely lady lumps!! Riiight?!!
Once you give it a few tosses, and everything seems to be coated throughout, you are good to go!!
- 16 oz. lump crab meat
- 1 cup tomatoes (grape tomatoes), cut in eighths
- 1 cup corn kernels (if frozen, defrost)
- 1 ripe avocado, cubed
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 t. sea salt
- Place tomatoes, avocado, corn, and crab meat in the bowl.
- Drizzle lemon juice on top and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Gently toss with a rubber spatula. You don't want to toss too vigorously because you want to keep the crab meat in lumps.
- Once you give it a few tosses, and everything seems to be coated throughout, you are ready to serve!
Bah! I need to make this again!! Enjoy!! xo