I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
Hey everyone! I'm just about back to normal. Glenn's parents have been here for the last few days and we have been having a lot of fun exploring PA. We've been checking out places like Hershey, Lancaster, and Longwood Gardens. It has been a lot of fun seeing them and hearing their stories of their last eighteen months on the Trinidad Islands where they have been living.
So, since I'm still entertaining guests, I thought I'd stop by with what our beloved Donna calls a quickie! I like coleslaw, but I don't love it. Too often it tastes soggy, gloppy and void of any nutritional value at all. So, while at my parents house, we thought we'd give this broccoli slaw a try. It comes preshredded, just like regular coleslaw, but it's shredded broccoli and cabbage, so it's much crisper, denser and full of a lot more vitamins. I made a light dressing, just enough to lightly coat the slaw, and then threw in some sliced almonds and cranberries. My mom said it was her favorite part of the meal, which she may just have said to make her daughter happy, but I'm pretty sure she meant it :-).
Ingredients (the dressing ingredients are not specific, make it to your preferred taste)
1 bag broccoli slaw 1/2 cup low fat mayo 2 teaspoons vinegar (i used a seasoned rice vinegar) 1-2 tablespoons Splenda or sugar until sweetened to desired taste salt and pepper 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup almonds
Open bag of slaw and pour in bowl. In a separate bowl, combine mayo, vinegar, sweetener and salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly to taste. Pour dressing in with slaw, toss until coated evenly. Add almonds and cranberries. Enjoy!
Does life ever actually slow down? I remember saying things like "when it slows down in the summer..." and now I'm saying "when things slow down in the fall..." I'm beginning to think that things never actually slow down, they just change!