Thursday, February 9, 2012


 I promised the other day to give you a recipe for the salad with the carrot heart.  Remember?  When I posted about the mayo?  Anyway, this is the salad I referred to.  

Tyler came home the other day wanting to go to Famous Dave's for ribs.  When he gets and idea in his head like that, I can scarcely convince him otherwise.  But really, we don't need to be spending money on Famous Dave's.  I tried to compromise with getting the fixin's and making them ourselves, (or myself, who am I kidding including him?) and it was a battle, but I won.  I was more excited about making the sides than the ribs, personally.  I had never made coleslaw from scratch before (that I know of) but I was excited to make it.
We also had cornbread because why not make cornbread too? Tyler seemed satisfied with our decisions (or the decision I forced on him).   Actually, I think he might have said something like I was right and he was wrong and the ribs were delicious and he doesn't know what he'd do without me.  Or maybe I read into what he was saying a bit.  I don't know....hard to say, but the we loved the coleslaw and here is the recipe

adapted from
6 cups finely slices cabbage (add some purple too)
2 cups finely slices or grated carrots
             or instead of the carrots and cabbage, I used 2 8 oz bags of a carrot/cabbage mix.
1 cup mayo, homemade or otherwise
2-3 T prepared horseradish
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix cabbage and carrots in a bowl, or dump the bags into a bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients and pour over cabbage.  Combine, cover and chill for 2-24 hours before serving.  The longer you let this chill, the softer the cabbage gets and the more it shrinks.  Keep that in mind


  1. If you could perfect their mac and cheese, I'd love you forever. In a pinch, we buy Curlys ribs from Costco and BBQ them. Cheaper and pretty tasty. David mastered the pulled pork too. I should make him do a food blog!!

    Cheri S.

  2. I've never made coleslaw from scratch either. Looks good.


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