Monday, January 12, 2009
Aunt Nancy's Coleslaw
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Copyright 2008
1 (8-ounce) can chunk unsweetened pineapple, in juices, strained
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1½ pounds green cabbage, shredded
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Put the pineapple and carrots into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
2. Stir together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, and celery seeds in a large bowl.
3. Add the cabbage and the pineapple-carrot mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. This slaw is best if made several hours or the day before so the flavors can come together. Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Sorry that I've been MIA but it was a crazy week. My son caught a nasty stomach bug, my computer was sick, I had to postpone my son's birthday party due to bad weather. I'm just ready to relax and get back into my regular groove now.
This was one of the few new recipes I've made lately. I wasn't going to blog about another coleslaw recipe, after making several of them here, but this one was so good I couldn't possibly not share it with you. The flavors were so nicely balanced. It was sweet of course but I like my coleslaw sweet. I will without a doubt be making this recipe again.
I love watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I expected the book to be similar to the Deen Bros. Roadtrip book, which didn't include the recipes of the businesses they visited, but it included recipes 'inspired by' their travels. The Deen Bros. book has good recipes but some were more loosely inspired than others. The recipes in Guy's book are pretty close to the recipes I've seen on the show. I'm sure they're not exact and there aren't as many as I would like but I love that they did try to give a close approximation of the restaurant recipes.
Well I'm back but not quite 100% yet. I was busy with my son's party all weekend since we moved it to Sunday so I still haven't had the recuperation time that I need to get back into the swing of things but I'm getting there.
Question of the Day: How are you?