Everyday Mom's Meals: Summer Repeat

Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Repeat

Happy Memorial Day! The gateway to summer is finally here. Dust off those grills, fill the pool, grab the kids because we've waited all winter and we are ready to enjoy these next few months! There are certain dishes that, no matter if you like them or not, you might as well accept the fact that during the summer months you are going to see them again and again. Every pool party, backyard barbecue, family reunion, graduation party and/or wedding reception you attend there are going to be certain dishes every buffet table. It's just so easy to plan a summertime meal based on the staples we've eaten every May-September of our lives. You need a meat? Burgers. You want some side dishes? Potato Salad, Watermelon, Corn on the Cob, and what I'm talking about today~ Coleslaw. These are the foods that mean summer. The ones we look forward to eating every January when we're knee deep in snow! But, there is no reason why we can't jazz them up a little. Change 'em. Make your guests say "hmmmm, what makes this different?" I've already shared with you my favorite coleslaw of all time, my Mom's; and also a fun Asian twist that everyone loves. Those are two I serve a lot during summertime, but I'm always on the lookout for new ones to try! Using a little help from the store with prepackaged coleslaw mix, this recipe could not be easier. Plus all the ingredients for the dressing are probably sitting in your fridge and pantry right now. This would be so simple to throw together at the last minute and to take with you. Don't let your favorite summer foods become dull just because they are repeat offenders! Make them new, interesting, and new favorites to remember for next year!

Honey Mustard Coleslaw Adapted from Simple and  Delicious
1 (14 oz) package coleslaw mix
1/2 c. mayo
2 TBS honey
1 TBS cider vinegar
1 TBS Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1/8 tsp celery seed, plus extra for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste
Parsley flakes, for garnish

Pour coleslaw mix into a large bowl. In a small bowl combine all other ingredients except parsley. Whisk until well combines. Chill until serving. Garnish w/ parsley and extra celery seed.

 Shared on Make Ahead Meals May 28, 2012
Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box May 29, 2012 
Shared on Chef in Training May 29, 2012 
Shared on Lady Behind the Curtain May 30, 2012 
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage May 31, 2012 
Shared on Recipes For My Boys May 31, 2012
Shared on The Country Cook June 1, 2012

Salad at Very Good Recipes
Pin It


Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits said...

I love honey mustard and have never had it on coleslaw. Thanks for the inspiration, Krista!

Krista said...

You're welcome Jackie. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday!

carolinaheartstrings said...

This slaw looks fantastic. I cannot wait to try this recipe out.

Our House Story said...

What a great idea! coleslaw is one of the only vegetables I can get my other half to eat so any type of twist I can put on it is helpful! Thanks for sharing!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Delish! and as you say, perfect for summer outdoor eating! Thanks for sharing

Dave at eRecipeCards.com

madge | the vegetarian casserole queen said...

What a great combination! Cole slaw and honey mustard. I agree cole slaw is very summer. I'll have to give this twist a try!

Unknown said...

You are so right, cole slaw is a staple at any picnic or summer get together. I'm right with you an the packaged cole slaw mix, makes putting this together a snap every time. can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

This sounds like a wonderful coleslaw. I'll try it this summer!

Rustown Mom said...

YUM - I'll take coleslaw over potato salad any day - must try this soon!

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I am a coleslaw, honey/mustard lover and this sounds fabulous! I would love if you would come link up your fabulous recipes at our Fabulous Friday Link up party! http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-party.html

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
Your Coleslaw is awesome, a great summertime recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Unknown said...

OH...This looks wonderful! My hubby will LOVE this. Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36. See you again soon. <3 and hugs Dear Friend! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html