As always, the birthday person plans the dinner the menu. We are both a fan of crab cakes so this was the indulgence. They are rich and you shouldn't have them too often.
These are easy to put together and a treat to enjoy with cheese grits. The recipe for the crab cakes may be found HERE. They are tried and true, never let me down. Great with cheese grits.
The cheese grits are a specialty of Doug's and he has them on the table in 5 minutes. Lots of cheddar, ooey gooey melty cheese grits.
For an accompaniment I made a tomato, cucumber and avocado salad.
Let's not forget the remoulade sauce. It's rich too but I have to say, a sip of champagne after a bite of crab and sauce is wonderful marriage. The Piper Heidsieck is an extra dry, something we don't see too often at the grocery store.
Early Sunday we were able to take a short ride and get lunch at a rural diner called The Apalachee. I love rural dining establishments....simple country food like fried chicken and greens and dressing.
So, two good meals, a ride in the country and spending time together. If the skies were clear and it wasn't so awfully hot in the evenings he would have taken a telescope out too.
Overall a nice birthday weekend. I sure enjoyed it!
Sharing with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series and Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday event. Check out her link HERE