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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Salad Sunday- Summer Crab Salad

Summer Crab Salad
I got a chance to visit the West Allis farmers market this week. It was started in 1919 making it one of the oldest in Wisconsin.   I like going to the farmer’s market and buying the freshest and best looking produce, then figure out what to make from my finds.  I found these really wonderful round squash. 

I used them for today’s salad and am going to use them for a Thai Curry next week. They are really tender and are wonderful in this salad.  I have good memories of the farmers market. My mom loved the farmers market. Because she didn't drive I would pick her up on Saturdays and we would go to the market together. My mom used to make the salad often in the summer for family gatherings.  I think of her whenever I go to the farmers market or make a recipe she used to make.

 Summer Crab Salad

1 box bow tie pasta
1 8 oz package imitation crabmeat
½ cup sour cream
½ cup miracle whip
¼ cup half and half or milk
1 pint grape tomatoes halved
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup green peas
½ cup grated aged cheddar cheese
1 small yellow squash, chopped into bite side pieces.
2 tablespoons fresh dill weed finely chopped.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold eater.  Finely chop crab meat and put in bowl.  Mix sour cream, miracle whip, and half and half.  Add  cheese, onions and dill weed.  Add to crab mixture and then add to the pasta.  Add squash and tomatoes,

Serves 6

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team and was eligible to compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.  She chose instead to represent the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 152 members in 30 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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