I got myself in a bit of trouble the other day when I wrote about side dishes.
In the process of introducing several recipes for less typical cookout side dishes, I made macaroni salad and potato salad sound boring. The truth is, I like both salads. I’ve eaten enough macaroni salad and potato salad in my life to choke a horse.
A friend of mine had just told me a day or two earlier that she was bringing macaroni salad to a birthday gathering for my husband. After reading the article, she shamefully began to brainstorm another choice. D’oh! I’m so sorry, my dear Sarah. I do LOVE most any kind of summer salad. Haha! Boy, I am so smooth sometimes.
To prove I love the traditional basics, I’m sharing a recipe for coleslaw. This fantastic slaw recipe came from my dad and stepmom, and I’m making it today to go along with barbecue. It’s simple and oh-so delicious.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
From “A Cook’s Tour of Chesapeake”
1 medium head cabbage, coarsely grated
1 carrot, finely grated
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp. distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Place cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.
In a small bowl or large measuring cup, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and cream and whisk to combine.
Pour dressing over cabbage mix and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.