Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday December 15, 2008 Dinner

Polska Kielbasa with homemade coleslaw. Used to do this meal pretty regularly, but it's been a while and I missed it.

Just heated up a kielbasa in a covered saucepan with about an inch of water in it. (Beer also works very well.) Served with coarse mustard.

Coleslaw is one of those things that I thought would be hard to do successfully. I was wrong! Coleslaw dressing is easy as it could be—and nearly infinite possible variations keep it interesting.

  • One half head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • enough dressing to taste
Coleslaw dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of orange juice
  • tsp of sugar
  • decent pinch of salt
  • grind of fresh pepper
Stir it up. Keep tasting it until you like it! The ratio of salt to sugar is an important element of slaw dressing. Other variants use vineager instead of orange juice, but I've also used lemon juice successfully.

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