For dinner, my husband requested fried fish, macaroni salad, and cole slaw (little knowing I was making the slaw with vinegar in it!). I called him in for dinner....we all sat down...gave thanks...and I watched him as non-chalantly as I could out of the corner of my eye...watching for his reaction to the slaw. Just a note here...when Matt eats, it's mostly face down near the plate. :) You don't see his face again until after he's finished eating. LOL! I watched closely as he scooped up a big bite of slaw and within seconds, his face re-appeared with big shocked eyes and he said, "What'd you do to my cole slaw?" LOL! He was surprised, but after he tried another bite he admitted it wasn't too bad. :) This, folks...is a major miracle! Not only did he eat what was on his plate, but he got a second serving of it! Woohoo!! So here ya go...if you've got plenty of cabbage coming in from your garden...if you're needing a good freezer slaw recipe, I've got just the one for you...
- 1 cabbage
- 1 carrot
- 1 sweet pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup vinegar
- 2 cups sugar (I only used 1 1/2 cups at the most)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp. mustard seed
Chop cabbage, carrot, and pepper. ***The recipe doesn't call for onions, but we like them and have lots of purple (red) onions in the garden, so I added them here*** Cover with the salt and let set for one hour.
Squeeze the salt and water out of the cabbage.
Mix vinegar, sugar, water and mustard seed in 2 qt. pot. Bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes.
Let cool. Pour over cabbage. Stir well. Let stand about 3 minutes before placing in freezer.
This slaw has a *crispy* texture and a very good taste! Not sure how long it would last in the freezer. I got three containers....each of them probably about a pint and a half.