Just Make Them.

by Stefani on 14-January-2009

So, there's this recipe that I've been meaning to share with you for some time now. 

It's a standby. 

It's my go-to recipe for appetizers. 

My mother in law made them years ago, and ever since, we've all been devoted fans – devoted as in "it isn't worth calling a party if they aren't on the menu" fans. I don't know where the recipe came from… but I know where it goes. Straight to the hips.


The great thing about this appetizer is that you make them ahead and freeze them. So, when you just so happen to have a garage full of fishermen swapping "this big" stories, you can pop 'em in the oven an rack up some serious super wife points. 

I know from experience. 

Every single time I've served this recipe, everyone in the room asks me to write it down for them. Every. single. time. 

Fishermen love them. 

Crafty friends love them. 

Kids LOVE them (as in, "mama can we just have those for dinner, just ONCE???"). 

Everyone loves them. I seriously have not yet met a person that didn't wish there were more on the plate. There's never a single one left after a party. Never. 

So why don't I just come out with it, you ask? 

Well, because this is one of THOSE recipes. 

You know the ones… you scrawl down the ingredients and the person who was just singing the praises of your dish gives you a blank look and says, "Oh. Really? I never would have guessed THAT was in there."

Usually, people have already eaten the stuff before I'm handing out the recipe, so they're hooked and there's no turning back. 

But here, on the blog, where you can't taste it first… well I'm afraid you might turn up your nose before you've had a chance to experience the awesome power of the "triangle thingies" as they are called around here. 

So I'm asking you. Please. Please, for your own good, trust me on this one. Okay?

Try it. Just once. I promise you'll love them. 

Pinky swear. 

The Triangle Thingies - 

You'll need:
 (brace yourselves)
1 Package of English Muffins (so far so good, right?)
1 can of crab meat, drained. (I've already lost a few of you, haven't I?)
1 stick of margarine, softened (hello heart disease)
A dash of garlic salt
3 Tbsp. Mayonnaise (heart disease on a spoon)
1 tsp Worchestershire Sauce (is there actually a correct way to spell that?)
1 4 oz container of Old English Cheese Spread (I know, I know.)

Cut all the muffins in half, and then into quarters. Spread them out on cookie sheet that has been lined with foil and then sprayed with cooking spray. 

Now mix everything else and spread it on the muffin pieces. 


Once they are completely frozen, you can store them in a freezer bag and bake a few as needed at 350 for 20 minutes. Then, broil them for 2 minutes so they are nice and crispy on top. 

Better Than Easy Bake

(Did I mention that my oldest got a toaster oven for Christmas? He wanted an Easy Bake, but this is SO much better!)

Anyway, I don't know how. I don't know why, but somehow that combination of ingredients is pure, unadulterated, elbow-everyone-else-at-the-buffet-table-out-of-the-way, magic. 

"Triangle Thingies"

Suspend disbelief, just for this one recipe, okay? You won't be sorry. 

Tomorrow, our famous family recipe for Jello and Spam Infused Rump Roast with Velveeta/ Cream of Mushroom Sauce. 


Only kidding. 

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