Tony loves ham steak but I rarely think to get it.  When I was at Aldi last week I saw it and picked it up – this whole steak only cost $3.25!  I pan fried it in Pam for about 6 minutes a side.


I heated up some premade hashbrowns in the toaster oven, and made us eggs/egg white scrambled eggs.  Delicious!

My plate comes in at 415 calories, 22 fat, 15 carbs
My plate comes in at 415 calories, 22 fat, 15 carbs

I still haven’t gotten rid of my cough yet!  Thanks for all your suggestions so far though! 😀  I am going to go to the pharmacy today and see what types of cough syrups I can get.  The problem with that is  a lot of them interfere with my blood sugar, so my options are sometimes limited.  The worst part is that I feel okay, so I keep wanting to do things, only to start hacking up a lung!

Yesterday I said I was going to post the recipe for Joe’s Crab and Artichoke Dip from Joe’s Crab Shack.  I had it all wrong – the recipe comes from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab restaurant – big difference!  This is the dip I am making for the Superbowl.  I am also going to be making steak tartare!  Tony and Joe absolutely love it, but I just can’t over the raw meat factor.  You need to get REALLY good meat for this so a trip to the butcher shop is on the list today.

Joe’s Crab and Artichoke Dip

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 1 cup grated asiago cheese
  • 3/4 cup rough chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions (no thank you)
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell peppers (Tony doesn’t want that added)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (which we are leaving out because the texture is just like onions!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco Sauce (yea!!)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated asiago cheese

Whip cream cheese until smooth and light with mixer.  Add may and combine well.  Fold in the remaining ingredients by hand with rubber spatula gently until combined well.

Pour into a greased 9×9 baking dish.  Sprinkle top with grated asiago.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.  Place under broiler for additional one minute to brown more if necessary.  Serve with your favorite chips: garlic crisps, pita chips, etc.

Okay, I am off to get some relief from this cough!  See you later!