First Newsletter Experiment

Well, I am trying hard to get a newsletter on my new platform out to you this weekend. First, I had to copy and paste all 85 of your email and first names. I said each name aloud as I did it, silently welcoming you and thanking you for coming along on this journey of mine. I am so grateful to have all of you with me on this ride in my seventies.

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Crab Imperial for 4 servings
2 cups – 0ne pound of picked crab meat,
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1 Tablespoon minced red pepper
4 Tablespoons butter
3 or more Tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
A dash of Tabasco
½ cup bread crumbs toasted in 2 tablespoons butter for the topping.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Saute pepper and onion in butter till softened. Stir in crab meat and heat. Mix mayonnaise with remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix with crab meat.  Pile into 4 individual au gratin dishes or any shallow ovenproof dishes. Top with the toasted bread crumbs. Bake for about ten minutes or until crumbs are browned. Text Link

In Writing This Week

A few stories from October you may have missed:

5 Things for Older and Wiser Americans to Consider About the Upcoming Holiday Season
A Seventyish Woman’s — perhaps old fashioned — perspective
read about this here
Getting Tired of the Same Old Breakfast? Try Sauteed Vegetables to Increase Your Options
5 reasons to adopt this idea for yourself
Read the story here


A story about the transitions of October
Read the story here


Finally a list of all my stories about cooking
See the list here
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Published by Jean Anne Feldeisen

I was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Mildred Shropshire and Theodore Felsberg Jr. I was raised in Galloway Township and graduated from Oakcrest High School in southern New Jersey in the Sigma 67 Class in 1967. I attended Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, and graduated from Stockton University in Galloway, NJ, in 1974 with degrees in Philosophy, English Literature, and (almost) music. After that, I taught piano to local children and adults in the 70s and 80s, had a catering business, "Jean's in the Kitchen," from 1980 to 1992, then went to graduate school at Rutgers Camden to obtain my Masters's Degree in Social Work. Since 1996 I have worked as a therapist and counselor, first in New Jersey for five years and then, when our family moved to Maine, in Augusta, Maine, for five years. For the past 17 years, I have had a private psychotherapy practice in Gardiner, Maine, During the pandemic, I packed up and moved my office home to Washington, Maine. On the year of my seventieth birthday, I decided to write and self-publish a memoir about our parents' World War II romance, Dear Milly. I began blogging on Medium in earnest in 2020 and have posted more than 265 stories, including a block of stories about my catering career which I hope to turn into a book in the next year. I have been writing and collecting poetry since childhood but never showed it to anyone. Recently, I learned how valuable it could be to join a group for feedback and support for my writing. I have taken several courses and written many poems, and recently had several poems accepted for publication. Off in a new direction, again.

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