I’ve hired a caterer for my son’s graduation party and it’s me. Whether it’s with a friend or solo, I’ve been cooking and freezing for the last few weeks getting ready for his high school graduation party.
I’ve got his many friends in mind as I mold crab cakes, stuff empanadas and brine pork shoulder as they’ve always been my best customers. It has always given me enormous pleasure to cook for them knowing how much they will enjoy whatever it is that I make. Whether it’s the plate with just crumbs remaining from banana bread or when I overhear them saying “Zack’s house is the best house to come to,” I feel like a chef who just received a Michelin star.
As I busily prepare all this food, I know that all that I make will get eaten and it will be very much enjoyed by this gang of soon-to-be college kids. Feeding Zack’s friends has been one of the greatest pleasures of being a mother and as I write this I’m getting teary eyed, so with that I’ll share my crab cake recipe. These crab cakes, which are mostly crab meat with a hint of zest and spice, will be a hit at your party! Enjoy.