Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Musings and 3 Day Slaw

Happy Sunday to all of you, I hope you're having a nice Labor Day weekend.

Business first...remember my most recent cookbook giveaway?  The lucky platypus who won is...

Hope to hear from her soon so I can get her winnings out to her! 

I did something kinda crazy lately and did something I usually don't do.  I went and bought a brand new cookbook!  

 That's "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" by Martha Hall Foose, in case you can't see that little print :)

So here's the deal...I had seen so many references and recipes from this book on many of your blogs out there, I had to check it out myself, and check it out I did.  At the library.  Thinking there would be a handful of recipes I'd want to jot down. But no...I wanted to jot almost everyone (except most of the fishy ones, or ones with turtles or deer; I mean where am I going to get turtle for pete's sake)
So I checked my pay pal account and sure enough I had just enough money that had trickled in from Foodbuzz that I was able to order that bad boy from Wal Mart.  

So now I'm thinking, since I own the thing, maybe I should make a project out of it.  Nothing as strict as the Julie/Julia project.  But maybe just my lazy Sunday project.  Why Sunday?  Because lately when I'm off on Sunday, I've been spending it in the kitchen.  My kiddos spend every Saturday night at grandma's and I have Sunday mornings and most of the afternoon to do with as I will.  (don't worry, I'm not missing church, we do that on Saturday :D)  

So I've made a little badge like so...

and if you see it, it means I've been doing a little Sunday cooking out of my new cookbook.

So after blathering on about it so, I'd better offer up a recipe to make it worth our while.  

We're planning to have the inlaws over tomorrow for ribs and such, so I thought I'd make this slaw for the occasion. 

 My husband despises slaw so I never make it for just us.  Hopefully it's not genetic.  The author promises this will keep well for three or more days.    Although it's nothing really groundbreaking, I love this's sweet and tangy, cold and crunchy.  And I love the onion added in there.

1 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp celery seeds
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 small head green cabbage, shredded
1 small white onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 cup shredded, peeled carrots

In small saucepan over medium heat, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, celery seeds, and salt.  Bring to a boil stirrings until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from  heat and add the oil.  Cool until just warm to the touch, about 30 minutes.

In a large bowl or resealable food storage bag, combine the cabbage, onion, bell pepper, and carrots.  Pour the warm dressing over the cabbage mixture.  Cover and marinate for 8 hours, refrigerated, or up to three days.  


Lunch Buckets said...

I love slaw. Planning to make some for tomorrow myself, should I make this one? It looks like the same recipe as "freezer slaw", or close anyway. I think. Maybe.

Brownieville Girl said...

Oh sounds fantastic - will try this coleslaw very soon.

Love the idea of your project - look forward to reading all about your culinary adventure!

Kristen said...

This is the first I've heard about this book - you have me intregued, I can't wait to see more

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love coleslaw! I eat it as a sidedish and put it in sandwiches!

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Anonymous said...

I love new cookbooks! Your Sunday project sounds like a great idea!

scrambledhenfruit said...

That cole slaw looks great! Thanks for the giveaway- I love to add new cookbooks to my shelf!

scrambledhenfruit said...

That cole slaw looks great! Thanks for the giveaway- I love to add new cookbooks to my shelf!

Ingrid said...

Cool! I'll be on the look out for the recipes.

I love cole slaw!

Btw, I like your new profile photo.

Monet said...

I adore new cookbooks..and I adore slaw. I could eat it at every meal (well maybe that would be a bit much...but I do really love it!) Thank you for sharing this recipe!

teresa said...

fun idea, and i love that slaw! so delicious!

newlywed said...

I just had that cookbook out from the library -- it looked great! The slaw sounds good as well. My husband won't eat mayo, but I had great luck this summer with vinaigrette slaws like this one!

Reeni said...

I've only heard good things about this book too! Cole slaw is a big hit in my house - I'm always looking for new recipes.

Brenda said...

Julie, I'm looking forward to reading your Sunday Project. Sounds fun!! And cole slaw is one of my favourite side dishes. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I love slaw and this recipe looks especially yummy.

Julie M. said...

I'm not a big fan of mayo based slaw, but this slaw sounds downright tasty! And what do you mean you're not cooking up the turtle? I was specifically looking forward to that recipe. ;)

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

Joanne said...

I love the idea of cooking through a cookbook because it forces you to make things that you never would have! I've heard good things about this one.

The slaw sounds fantastic. I'm always looking for a good slaw recipe.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds like a great project!

Will look at that book next time I'm in the book store.

Kim said...

How in the world did I miss this post? I'm so excited to hear that you bought this book and can't wait to see everything that you cook/bake up!!

The slaw sounds wonderful. I love celery seeds in my slaw. And, like you, my hubby will not eat slaw, so I never make it. Good thinking making it for dinner with the in-law's. I'm sure they'll love it!