Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Recipe Wednesday July 31

It's summer, right?
 We're having a COOL summer here in Greenhills Ohio.
The thing I love most to eat in the summer is cole slaw! I loved it as a kid and I love it now.
The recipe is simple and very easy, taken from my mother's recipe and updated for my taste and likes.
So what is so special about my cole slaw? I made it!

Stephen's Different Every Time Cole Slaw

Sorry no red cabbage at the store today.

1/4 Head Green Cabbage thinly sliced
1/4 Head Green Cabbage coursely chopped
1/4 Head Red Cabbage thinly sliced
1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Tbs Celery Seeds

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place in fridge for at least one hour.

Adjust to your liking, It's a very forgiving dressing.
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
2 tsp Mustard (your choice)
2 Tbs Celery Seeds
1 Tsp / packet Splenda
1 Tsp / packet other sweetener
3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
Add a little at a time till you get as much dressing as you like
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to tast
 Place all ingredients in a large jar and shake until mixed,
Adjust if you like it more sweet or tart.  This is an easy recipe to change and make your own.

Remove what you will need from the Cole Slaw bowl and place it in another bowl.
Pour about a tablespoon dressing for each cup of slaw and mix with wooden spoon.
Adjust slaw or dressing to your taste.

We have this with everything from grilled anything, to mac and cheese.  Super for Picnics, BBQ, or Pot Luck.  It's very easy to take along, but remember it has Mayo so you want to keep it cold at all times.
My sample. MMMMMmmmmmm

We like it the next day on roast beef grilled cheese sandwiches, or as a topping on any sandwich.

Additions to Slaw:
Grated Carrots,
Thinly sliced Radishes
Diced Bell Peppers
any vegetable could do.

Yogurt for any of the Mayo / Sour Cream.
Different types of Cabbage.
Horseradish sauce for bite,
use other spices and herbs for a more adult style Slaw.

Sorry... I ate it all.  Time to make another serving!