Hello from Quilt Villa!
Sadie and I made the journey this morning and have been settling in and enjoying the cooler temps the mountain provides.
You can tell the humidity is high.
the mountains are hazed over, a ghost of themselves. It’s been about a month since I’ve been up here ---can’t believe it’s been that long, and things are green and lush and summer is fully upon us.
I am turning my attention toward family and a long holiday weekend. Is there anything better?
Something happens to me the moment I unpack the groceries. I want to cook! I want to provide yummy food for my family. This doesn’t often happen at home, where work is ever-present and schedules have us all going in opposite directions making a “together” meal time a rare occasion.
But up here? FOOD HAPPENS!
Today I felt like making a big batch of cole slaw so I thought I’d share my favorite recipe with you.
Who knew that cabbage didn’t just come already chopped in bags!
Try making slaw from fresh ingredients. it is SO MUCH BETTER! I love coarse chopped cabbage –this is SUMMER for me.
- 6 cups shredded green cabbage
- 3 cups shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise (can use light mayo – NOT miracle whip)
- 4 teaspoons sugar (can use Splenda or other sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 craisins
Combine the cabbages, carrots and green onion in a large bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the cabbage mixture and toss thoroughly. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
This makes a LOT of slaw. You can do a half a batch if you like….it will last several days in the fridge ---oh so creamy good!
I’ll be linking this recipe to the recipes tab above!
I’m here until Monday!
It looks like it may rain tonight. I hope it does…I love the sound of the rain on the new metal roof ---bliss!
Have a great evening, everyone!