Classic Creamy Coleslaw
It would be terribly unpatriotic not to have coleslaw at a Fourth of July barbecue. And since I am a true American and I have also been looking for an excuse to use this completely adorable little ceramic cabbage bowl my mom gave me for months now, I made some.
Thanks to my awesome hand-held mandoline by Kyocera (don't they make cell phones or something? I still have not adjusted to the way these multinational corporations produce all sorts of totally incongruous products...), it was a breeze. Never before has cabbage been so thinly sliced with such ease (at least not in my house). It actually made a somewhat tedious task feel fun. At roughly $20 a pop, this little gem of a kitchen tool is well worth the price.
This coleslaw was the simplest, quickest part of my July 4th feast. It took all of 10 minutes to assemble using a mix of paper thin slices of red and green cabbages, onion, and carrots that I dressed in a tasty mixture of apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
I think coleslaw's unique mix of crunchy, creamy, sweet and savory is pretty rad. Plus this bowl is beyond adorable...