Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Picnic by the Pond: Crab Melt Loaf

(Photo by Taste of Home)
We had another picnic by the pond last night. No special occasion, but it was a nice evening and our meal was easily transportable.  I have been making this Crab Melt Loaf for years.  The original recipe states it can be made with tuna instead of crab and with a variety of cheeses.  Cheddar, Swiss and Monterey Jack are all good.  It also can be made using sandwich rolls or hamburger buns rather than with the loaf.  Last night I used some Portuguese rolls I had in the freezer, along with imitation crab and shredded cheddar for the seafood and cheese options.

I had also made a Rainbow Salad, which is easy enough to just describe.  You mix coleslaw dressing to taste, a bag of rainbow slaw mix, a can of pineapple chunks, drained, some sunflower seeds or sliced almonds, raisins or craisins, and, if you like, some chopped apple or pears.  I have also added blueberries and that is good too.

With a few potato chips and some cookies and freshly filled water bottles, we had our picnic.  It was sunny, cool and refreshing by the pond.  We are so blessed to have this little spot only five minutes from home!


  1. That sounds like a perfect evening!

  2. It was, Darlene! I love that we have found this tranquil spot just a few minutes from home. Makes it so easy to pack up our supper as a picnic and take it along!


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