Thursday, April 10, 2014

Honey Apple and Cheddar COLESLAW - 52 Do Ahead Side Dishes and Condiments

ColeSlaw is GREAT (except for all the bad ones I have tasted).  Too much vinegar, too much Mayonnaise, too... something).  This is the best (and EASIEST) I have ever made.  A little sweet, a lot crunchy and extra creamy.  Just the right amount of wet ingredients and the secret to too much vinegar is to add a little sugar as needed.  GREAT TASTING and EASY!!!

Perfect side dish.  Best if made a day in advance (frees you up for the real work or to enjoy the day).

Works as a side or as a condiment (Pulled Pork and ColeSlaw... best EVER!)

And that little extra POP from the apples makes this stand out!

OK... Here's what I did...

Honey Apple and Cheddar COLESLAW

  • 4 Cups Store bought pre-packaged ColeSlaw Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1.4 Cup Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 TBS Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 TBS Honey
  • 2 Medium Honey Crisp Apples, cored, sliced thin and julienned
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar, freshly grated
  • Pinch each of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sugar As needed to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Mayonnaise, Cream Cheese, Vinegar and honey until well mixed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ColeSlaw mix, Apples and Cheese.
  3. Fold in the wet ingredients into the new ColeSlaw mix.
  4. Add salt and pepper, continue to fold until well coated.
  5. Taste. if too vinegary, add a tsp of sugar at a time to get desired taste.
  6. Chill covered for several hours (best overnight) until all of the flavors blend together.
  7. Serve chilled and ENJOY!!!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


So,  I am also pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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