I decided to make dinner for my parents today, and since it is Lent, I made a very special seafood dish. It's something I have never made before, but have always enjoyed eating in restaurants. I'm going to build the suspense a little bit while I introduce you to the backup players in this culinary adventure. First we have the hash brown potatoes, which I make in two stages. First, I either slice, dice or shred the potatoes in the morning or the night before (if they are for breakfast). This makes for a crispier consistency after they've been fried. For best results, use medium-high heat. I mentioned this vegetable side a while ago, but I never did get a picture. So, here it is, my grilled zuchini. Very simple recipe here, cut the zuchini into pieces, add any desired spices (I used Mrs. Dash--Table Blend) and extra virgin olive oil. Throw them on the grill until you get those really good grill marks on all sides (the skin will get dark and wrinkly). I grilled these early and put them in a 300° oven until it was time to eat. OK, now I suppose I will show you the pièce de résistance of my lenten feast. Any idea what those can be? If you said crab cakes, give yourself a cookie. Yes, I made crab cakes for mom and dad for dinner. This was the first time I attempted them and they did come out perfectly if I do say so myself. Another simple recipe that puts the crab at the forefront. Most of the recipes I looked at were filled with so many spices and other ingredients that the crab would play second fiddle. I made mine along the lines of Ruby Tuesday's. Crab, Saltines, parsley, 1 egg and a little paprika and garlic powder. I fried them in my cast iron skillet and put them in the oven until it was time to eat. Everything came together beautifully and my dinner went over well. I enjoy cooking (and eating) and I am always wanting to experiment with new recipes. I still have one crab cake left, but not for long. Thanks for stopping by and please, wipe up your drool before you leave.