Coleslaw

A true, delicious classic and something we eat all summer long. I like the shredded cabbage pieces smaller so to achieve this I give it a whirl in the food processor for a few seconds; the choice is yours.

1 bag of coleslaw mix
1 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellmann’s)
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp. minced garlic (from the jar)
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Into a medium sized bowl, plop the coleslaw mix, then separately whisk together all other ingredients and stir/fold/mix until well mixed. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill. Serve.

Creamy Cucumbers

A different take on the run of the mill marinated cucumbers. This is delicious and tastes even better the next day – if you have leftovers.

2-3 cucumbers
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. mustard powder
1/3 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dill
Kosher salt to taste

Peel the cucumber and slice them as very thin. Spread them out on cookie sheets that have been lined with some paper towels to dry out for about one hour. Mix all the remaining ingredients together, place all the cucumbers in a medium bowl, blend in the dressing and chill for a bit before serving.

Broccoli Slaw

This is what you do with those bags of broccoli slaw found near the bags of lettuce and coleslaw at your grocer. Add a sprinkling of nuts (walnuts, pine nut, pecans) whatever you wish to bump it up another notch.  Oddly, this went quite well with egg salad sandwiches.

1 pkg. broccoli slaw mix
2 pkgs. chicken flavored Raman noodles
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 pkgs. of the seasoning pkgs from the Raman noodles

Into a large bowl add:  slaw mix, broken up raw noodles.  Into a separate small bowl:  mix the sugar, oil, vinegar, and chicken flavor pkgs. – whisk this together thoroughly then pour on top of the ingredients in the large bowl.  Mix and toss well.  Keep in fridge overnight or at least 8 hours.