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  1. Friday, June 22

    Quick and Sweet Coleslaw

    First off, have you tried my favorite sandwich ever yet? It’s the Rachel. It’s the best. And if you haven’t tried it, hop to it, already!

    My apologies for this incredibly boring photo of my incredibly non-boring favorite sandwich. I’ll be honest. I just wanted to eat it when I was shooting it, so I didn’t really care how the picture came out!

    As we all know, the apple does not usually fall far from the tree. Cate is also a big fan of the Rachel and requested it this week when she planned our weekly menu.

    One of the toppings for the Rachel sandwich is coleslaw. I usually just grab one of those coleslaw kits with the dressing already made in a packet. Those darn kits cost way more than the bags of plain cabbage and they don’t make that much coleslaw. BUT…my girls love that coleslaw. And, sadly, whenever I try  making homemade coleslaw, they won’t eat it. Little stinkers.

    Wellllll…this week I grabbed the wrong bag of coleslaw and ended up with dressing-less cabbage. What is a girl to do? Why, do an Internet search for “sweet homemade coleslaw dressing” of course! AND…

    Success! This totally sweet, really easy dressing was yummy and the girls loved it. And I can see why…hello, sugar! Holy cow. I believe I discovered the secret to that prepared coleslaw mix. Sugar. Evil evil sugar.

    Like I said, this recipe is easy and I had all the ingredients on hand. However, you do need to plan ahead so the dressing can sit, allowing the sugar to fully dissolve.

    Quick and Sweet Coleslaw
     
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    Simple and sweet, this recipe is adapted from a recipe on AllRecipes
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    Ingredients
    • 1 16-ounce bag shredded coleslaw mix
    • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • ⅓ cup sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
    Instructions
    1. Mix all ingredients except the cabbage. Whisk well and let sit for 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Combine dressing with coleslaw mix. Enjoy!


  2. Wednesday, January 31

    Classic Coleslaw

    Classic Coleslaw
     
    From: Me!
    Author:
    Ingredients
    • ½ cup Mayo
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 2 teaspoons celery seed
    • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
    Instructions
    1. Add dressing to 1 bag of coleslaw mix.

    coleslaw web


  3. Rachel Sandwich

    Rachel Sandwich
     
    I’m about to share with you my all time favorite sandwich. Let me introduce you to Rachel. Yes, Rachel is Reuben’s sister. Similar, but not as greasy and just so delicious. My friend Jami introduced me to this delectable delight. We used to get Rachels at a deli on (I believe) 2nd Street in East Cambridge, MA.
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Sandwich
    Ingredients
    • Good bread, sliced (french, wheat, rye, whatever… as long as it’s good – I prefer NOT rye)
    • Sliced Turkey
    • Swiss Cheese
    • Coleslaw (with the dressing, not just plain cabbage)
    • Thousand Island dressing
    Instructions
    1. Construct your sandwich then grill on both sides. Can’t be beat.

    rachel web