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Friday, July 24, 2009

mom's cole slaw

Anytime you see a "Mom's" in front of a recipe name, it seems a little more reputable, doesn't it? In this case ... for sure. Love my mom's cooking. And the fact that she's out of the country for a year and a half means I don't have the chance to eat any of her yumminess anytime soon. Sigh. So somehow this got me thinking about her cole slaw. If she can't make it for me, I guess I gotta do it on my own. As a child and young adult, I wanted nothing to do with it. Then one summer (a few years ago), I gave in and tried her chili dogs with cole slaw.

Oh. My. goodness.

Okay. Seriously amazing. So fresh. So tasty. The perfect compliment to the heavy dog & chili. Wanted to heat 5 chili dogs on the spot. Anyway. Fast-forward a couple years. Last time my parents were visiting us in Arizona, I requested that she make the good grub again. Only this time I would pay attention to how she made it. I took notes. Problem is ... she doesn't measure for many of the things she makes. It's "a little of this and a little of that". Ugh. I'm a total recipe follower.

So -- getting to my point: I have finally done it. I have MADE my mom's cole slaw! So easy. And I measured as I added ingredients so that it could become an actual recipe that can be followed. Yay for knowing how much of what goes in!

By the way, when we made this, we ate it with ribs.


1 head cabbage
3 large carrots
2 1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. sugar
salt & pepper to taste

Chop the whole head of cabbage with a food chopper. You want it chopped really, really fine. Do the same with the carrots and add those to the chopped cabbage. The add mayo to desired consistency. Add the sugar and salt & pepper to taste.


Blogger Cathy said...

I also have a favorite recipe that begins with "Grandma." I actually call it Grandma Edna's Famous Chocolate Pie. I only cook it at Thanksgiving or Christmas. During the last month of moms life, one day, we ate it for breakfast and lunch. We felt so guilty but it is a memory I will always treasure.

thanks for sharing....

July 24, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

My mom is out of the country for 23 months!! They are in Brazil serving in the Recife temple. I really do miss them so much! Hope your parents are well!

July 24, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Becky,

We're making homemade chicken burgers tonight and I thought we'd try this out as a side dish. Sounds yummy, I can't wait to give it a try!!

July 30, 2009 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to make this for awhile and I finally got to it tonight! I LOVE Cole Slaw but it tends to be loaded with calories! I used fat free mayo and splenda instead of sugar and it was GREAT! Thanks for the recipe, it worked out great for me!!!!!

August 24, 2009 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this about a month ago because I had extra cabbage from another recipe. It is absolutely wonderful. The best coleslaw I have ever tasted. My picky teenager even liked it.

October 7, 2009 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Eve & Joel said...

Fee fi fo fum, this will taste yummy in my tummy tum tum!

January 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is almost exactly like my grandma's recipe! She always put a splash of milk in too, but otherwise... YUMMY!!!

January 12, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

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