Monday, November 9, 2009

Need A Salad In 5 Minutes Or Less?

     For many years, my "make it in a hurry" salad has been a very simple cole slaw recipe. I really can make it in about 2 minutes and it always gets compliments. It isn't an original recipe. It actually comes from the first cookbook that I owned. It was a wedding present and it still a great book to own, many printings later.

This recipe is easily doubled. If you are having more than 4 people, or if you want leftovers, I suggest you double all the ingredients.

I bag cole slaw mix
3 T. granulated sugar
3 T. white vinegar
2 T. vegetable oil (don't use olive oil)
salt and pepper

Rinse the bag of cole slaw mix and drain. (Please rinse the bagged vegetables that you buy, this is a pet peeve of mine. They really aren't all that clean even if they say they are washed) Add the sugar, vinegar, oil, a pinch of salt and pepper (to taste) and toss. You can serve it immediately, but it tastes better if it is allowed to sit for a little while. It will "shrink" a bit as it marinates.

My poor cookbook has seen better days, but it still gets pulled out of the cabinet when I need a basic recipe. It may say "new" but it is circa 1970's. I made sure my daughter had her own copy when she left home.


ChaiLatte said...

I just wanted to say hello and thank you for your blog. While I came to the world of blogging because of my son's addiction, my true passions are decorating and anything to do with the home. Notice I didn't say cooking?! lol... It just doesn't come natural to me, but I strive to be better. I LOVE YOUR RECIPES. They are doable and don't keep me in the kitchen for hours! I am orginally from Wisconsin and for some reason, your blog makes me feel right at home! : )

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Sue, Sounds like your life right now is in hyperspeed! So it means so much that you stopped by for a visit! Enjoy all the loved ones at your house. Mine is empty right now- until Thursday. My son is coming home for a very short visit.

Love the salad and parmasan shortbread recipies. I might take tose savory shortbreads to a Christmas partry I have been invited to.

Hug up those grandkids, dear friend!

koralee said...

Thank you for the well is slowing getting back to normal but I think I will give it a few more days...your salad is just what I I will have to find someone to make it for me. xoxoxo stay healthy

J Rodney said...

I have the same pet peeve. As soon as you mentioned washing the bagged produce, it took me back to a college field trip. I was somewhere in the Poconos with my biology class, staying overnight at a "summer" camp. The teacher pulled out all the bagged lettuce, and after a little pep talk I convinced my fellow students to start washing bags of lettuce. At first they thought I was crazy, but I got them convinced:)

Lexie said...

mmmm i LOVE cole slaw period, and this salad looks great. i'm pretty sure i've seen that cookbook in my mom's and grandmother's collections!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Yummm. Something my mom would have made. I forget to make it myself though...and my kids would love it. Seem to remember that sometimes she would put in a little pineapple too. MMMM...home! Thanks for coming by today. Getting a late start today...just one of those days. Holly at LLL

Dena Pickle said...

Yummm! I have that old BH&G cookbook too and recently bought a new revised edition but still find myself going back to the original book!
Thanks for your visit and sweet comments yesterday. Much appreciated

Carla said...

I love the beautiful photos (make me hungry!!),and lately I really appreciate the extra speedy recipes. I chat about them with friends for weeks after your postings.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Looks good and easy!! Hope you are well,just wanted to say hi!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, Sue- NO ONIONS! My heart is sad for you. As we get through menopause it is amazing how things change! I can't eat peppers anymore, and I love them. Thanks for stopping by- have a blessed and wonderful day!