Sunday, March 15, 2009
Have You Bought Your Cabbage Yet?
Ten cents a pound--who can beat that? This week is full of cabbage for my clan--after all, we are part Scots/Irish around here.
My first recipe of Cabbage Week has nothing to do with the Irish however. In fact, it defies categorization. Coleslaw with a Kick. If you never tried coleslaw with a heavy dose of garlic, you just don't know what you are missing. My mother came up with recipe years ago. It has spoiled me on coleslaw any other way. Everyone overlooks the recipe, thinking the flavors don't blend. Wow, is that wrong. Most everyone who tastes this slaw absolutely loves it. My hubby requests it so often, that I can buy the three pound bags of coleslaw mix and get it all used up before it goes bad. We love this recipe. It is super quick to put together, and even better as leftovers. We prefer a lot of dressing, so if you like yours a bit drier, add more cabbage.
Nana’s Coleslaw with a Kick
1 pound coleslaw mix, or one head of cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup Splenda or equivalent sweetener
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon pepper (don’t use salt)
Mix all dressing ingredients. Stir into slaw. Let the flavors blend while the slaw sits in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Serves 10 252 calories 3 carbs