1. We made this delicious crab dish that goes on top of tostadas on Sunday, but made too much Superbowl food and didn't get around to eating them. We saved them for dinner last night and were both really looking forward to eating them. It turns out, you're supposed to eat them within 4 hours of making the crab part. It tasted really funky and super fishy. We decided to throw them out because they were pretty gross. Which sucks, because we have made them before and they are delicious. Fail.
2. We decide to make plain cheese tostadas. They tasted okay, but it was a kind of small dinner since we had already used all the avocado and most of the tostadas.
3. A week ago, we got this awesome juicer (that I keep meaning to blog about!) and so we decided to make some juice to make up for our tiny dinner. The juicer won't start. It's lit up, but won't turn on. I unplug it, take it apart, put it back together and try again. Nothing. I tried doing this three times. Then it magically turned on (when B tried). Woo!
4. I went to set my notebook on top of the bookshelf to put it away for the night, and on top of my notebook was my favorite pen. The notebook was angled funny (on top of a stack of books) and the pen slid behind the bookshelf. I just stood there staring in disbelief for a full minute. I couldn't even see it to try and shove it out with the broom. It just disappeared!
Needless to say, both B and I were ready for bed. In the big picture, I know these things are totally minor. Believe me, I have had way worse days. It was more comical that nothing was going right. But it made me crabby (ha! how's that for a segue?)
Adapted from Bon Appetit
3/4 pound crab meat
1/2 cup diced seedless tomato
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup coarsely chopped toasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1 TB lime juice
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
Combine crab meat through lime juice in a bowl. Toss. Store in a fridge for no more than 4 hours! Top on tostada shells, cover with avocado and jack cheese and broil until cheese is melted. Enjoy! (It really is delicious if you eat it fresh, I promise).
Also, we have made the recipe with the onion and bell pepper ingredients and I like it better without because you can taste the crab more. But that is just me, so feel free to try it.