photo credit kevygee
If I keep up this cooking thing, someday I’m going to have my own neon sign.
Having now perfected my barbecued chicken marinade, I have moved on to coleslaw. Here’s my current (and favorite) recipe:
3 c colelsaw mix (or make your own with shredded cabbage and a carrot–I go the easy route)
2 tbsp Miracle Whip Light
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 packet Splenda (a matter of taste–you can omit or use another sweetener)
black pepper, to taste
It’s a highly efficient dump-and-stir recipe, as you can see. Basically, you mix the non-vegetable ingredients together, pour that over the coleslaw mix, and stir. I usually let it “rest” for a 20-30 minutes so that all the flavors have a chance to meld together.
The entire recipe has about 120 calories, which means a 1-cup serving is about 40 calories. Good fiber, good calcium, great vitamin C (a little over 40% of the recommended daily amount)!
Pair this coleslaw with barbecued chicken and fresh sliced tomatoes for a yummy and light supper.
I’ll be trying this dressing with broccoli slaw soon. I’m also going to try it with fresh apple chopped into it. Sounds yummy!
Ammunition for the Weekend
So many of us struggle with weekend eating, and one slip can sometimes send us into full-out FAIL mode. This quote reminds me that it doesn’t have to be that way:
“You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.”
I don’t know about you, but when I’m facing temptations this weekend (and they’re always out there!), I’m going to swim for all I’m worth! I may take on a little water, but as long as I keep my eyes on the shoreline, I’ll eventually reach dry land.
Happy Weekend to all!