Picnic Food: Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw is one of those veggie things from my childhood that I actually loved (as opposed to cookies, cakes, and pie :) While today there are many takes and variations on what Cole Slaw is and what Cole Slaw isn’t, this recipe is what it was when I was growing up. When I was a kid in the 60s/70s, I thought it was so much work to make, but now I realize that it was so much work because when it was made, it was made to feed a whole extended family, not just myself!

Cole Slaw For Two

1/2 a small Cabbage
1 or 2 Carrots
2 big tablespoons or so of Miracle Whip
2 tablespoons or so of Apple Cider Vinegar
A dash of Salt
A lot of Black Pepper (to taste)

Wash and then shred, or chop the cabbage with a chef knife.
Peel the carrot/s and shred those as well.
Put the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large salad bowl.
Sprinkle with salt.
Sprinkle with black pepper.
Add the vinegar.
Add the Miracle Whip.

Thoroughly stir until well mixed.
Serve chilled.

Voila! A nice side salad for your picnic meal.

Variation: This recipe is also good with shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese added to it! I didn’t start making it that way though until I left home …

Note: People from Pittsburgh will also sometimes eat Cole Slaw on their sandwiches instead of lettuce and tomato.

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