food, glorious food.

Do you ever just make something and it just soooo hits the spot? There are some salads I make that I usually only make for a shindig because it’s just too much for our family. (The smart person would figure out how to cut it down a size or two, eh?)

Decided not to wait for a shindig and made a favorite salad anyway. It’s just such a great summer salad. I’m sure many of you have had it before, but it’s a cabbage salad. It is yuuuummmmy! And I’m not a big cabbage eater. Here’s the recipe:

Cabbage Salad
  1 head of cabbage
  3-4 green onions
  6 T. vinegar (=about 1/4 c.)
  2 T. sugar
  3/4 t. pepper
  2/3 c. oil
  1 pkg. chicken ramen noodles (packet+noodles)
  4-6 T. sunflower seeds
  1/2 c. slivered almonds or cashews (I like cashews)

Add the spice packet and sugar to the oil before pouring over the salad contents.

If I’m taking it somewhere, I don’t put the liquid stuff or nuts/noodles in until about serving time. I like to chill it before putting the nuts/noodles in too, if possible.

You could also add some chicken to it if you wanted.

And then to top our weekend off? I was soooo in the mood for a turkey dinner. Why is it people–like me–only seem to do turkey at Thanksgiving time . . . or during those holiday months. We bought a bone-in turkey breast and made mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade stuffing for Sunday dinner. It was divine! And then we have leftover turkey for those ever-so yummy turkey sandwiches.

Ahhhh . . .

good weekend. :)

And a little update on the School kit. With all the broo-ha-ha of my internet being down (still down until Thursday), I’m a little behind. But it’s almost done!

2017-02-07T18:28:36+00:00July 26th, 2011|recipes|6 Comments


  1. vegetablog July 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I couldn't help leaving a comment because last week, all I could think about was having a turkey dinner, too!! I bought us a very small turkey breast and roasted it, and it tasted soooo good. (And I'm not usually a turkey person, even. At Thanksgiving or Christmas, I prefer chicken or ham :) Maybe it's 'cause I'm pregnant…)

    Anyway, hurray for turkey dinners and indulging our cravings! :)


  2. oginger July 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    i make that salad and use a bag of cole slaw so I won't have to chop anything. If you add grilled chicken to it…………..AMAZING also.!!!

  3. oginger July 27, 2011 at 1:03 am

    another different spin is to add some drained mandarin oranges to it and substitute the Kraft Asian peanut dressing for the liquid part. It puts a completely new kick. It is good too. Just go light on the dressing.

  4. Kerri July 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Okay, so it's a total mental thing, but I can't buy the pre-cut bag of cabbage because it's too much like coleslaw….and I don't like coleslaw. It's different if I cut it myself. lol

    I'll have to try the Asian peanut dressing though! Thanks!

  5. Rhadonda July 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I love this salad. I love it best when it is warm but it is great cold too. Many you are making me hungry

  6. Amy July 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    We eat this all the time and add a little reduced sodium soy sauce to the dressing. Amazing!

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