Everyday Mom's Meals: Not Your Mama's Slaw

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Not Your Mama's Slaw

There are so many standard dishes out there that I love, but I'm always looking for ways to "spice" them up, or make something old new again. That's how I came to find this new twist on coleslaw. I know some out there like the vinegar based dressed slaw, and the other part of the population is like me and enjoys a cool, creamy slaw. My favorite slaw? My mom's. This is becoming a pattern on here. I bet my mom doesn't even realize how many "favorites" of mine are things she makes better than anyone else on earth, well to me anyway. She shreds cabbage, makes a simple dressing, mixes it and wah-lah---it's the best!! (Note to self, get mom to actually measure ingredients in order to share!) But it's one of those things if I'm hungry for it, I go "home.". It is usually part of my requested birthday dinner; and if mom invites us and wants to know what sounds good, it is always at the top of my list. So since I don't (or I should say haven't yet) make it at home, I find others to make instead. I've shared my recipe for Crunchy Coleslaw, which is amazing, and if you haven't tried it should, b/c it's an updated version for the ages! But this time I was not only looking for something new and easy, but a little "zippier". Adam and I love horseradish and I happen to see on another blog someone talking about using it in coleslaw and a light bulb went off. Of course! So I turned to my trusty friend Epicurious and found one that has 3 ingredients--2 of which I have on hand at all times. The classics will always be classic (especially when they are homemade by mom) but sometimes it's fun to experiment, try something new and add a little spice to your life!

Horseradish Coleslaw

1 c. purchased creamy coleslaw
1 1/2 TBS prepared horseradish
1 1/2 TBS fresh or 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme (I will use dried)

Mix all well. Let chill for flavors to combine.

See, how easier could you get???

*NOTE* I served this w/ grilled burgers and Adam has declared it makes a great condiment for them. He went as far as to say we need to have some each time we grill burgers. So I guess you got a 2 for 1. A great side and a great "topper".

Shared On This Chick Cooks  June, 29, 2011
 Shared on Gooseberry Patch June 29, 2011
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