Monday, June 27, 2016

Cabbage Slaw

Ok.  I don't know why I'm posting recipes all of a sudden.  It's probably because I've been spending too much time in the kitchen and its rubbing off a bit too much.

Anyway, here is a recipe for Cabbage Slaw.  It's a great salad for summer.  I don't think that we add chicken very often.  We usually just leave that part out.



Cabbage – either shred one head or purchase a couple of packages of Cole slaw         cabbage
Ramen noodles
2 T rice vinegar
¼ cup oil
Equal (substitute sugar)
Cooked chicken, chopped
Sunflower seeds
Green onions

Combine vinegar, oil and Equal and shake well.  This is the dressing.  Combine cabbage with chicken, sunflower seeds, and green onions.  Toss until well mixed.  Top with dressing and add salt and pepper to your taste.  Toss again and refrigerate.  When ready to serve, break up Ramen noodles and place over top.  Toss until well mixed.

-You may have to add a bit more oil, vinegar or Equal depending on your taste
-Equal is a sugar substitute and tends to mix well with the oil and vinegar.  You can use regular sugar, but it doesn’t mix as well.  Sweet ‘n Low would work also.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Alaska Girl's Favorite Cake

Alaska Girl isn't hard to please.  Her very favorite cake of all is a simple little one called Texas Sheet Cake.  It is seriously so easy to make.  She requests it for every birthday and we had several at her high school graduation.  The hardest part of this cake is making sure that you have some buttermilk on hand.  Or, you know how to make a form of buttermilk with milk and vinegar.

So, in honor of Alaska Girl's upcoming birthday, I thought that I would share this recipe.  Happy Birthday!


Special equipment needed:
Jelly roll pan
Hand mixer

2 sticks butter or margarine
4 T. cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 t. baking soda
¼ t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
½ cup buttermilk
2 eggs

Grease and flour the jelly roll pan.  Melt the butter, cocoa and water in a medium sized saucepan on the stove.  Bring to a boil.  Mix the rest of the ingredients together.  Add chocolate mixture.  Pour into jelly roll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Cool.

1 stick margarine or butter
4 T cocoa
6 T milk
1 box powdered sugar

Heat the margarine or butter, cocoa and milk to boiling.  Add powdered sugar, a little at a time while beating.  Chopped nuts can also be added.  Frost cooled cake.