Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Using Up What's In The Fridge - I'm Hungreh!

 I'm having a fat day. yea whatever Jenna you're not fat blah blah I said it for you guys My having a fat day means I am eating prettttty much every ten minutes.  I can't stop eating.  FOOD FOOD FOOD.  Between 7am and 1pm I've eaten a bowl of Cheerios, a bowl of All Bran, a whole banana, a serving of what I made here today, half a bottle of clementine juice, a cup of smoothie, some grapes, and maybe an extra serving of what I made today.....jesus christ :D  I mean mind you a 'bowl' of cheerios and all bran is more like a 'handful' but those are 'bowls' to me.  It's a lot! But I was on a mission.  MUST EAT FOOD.  So glad I have the rest of the day to eat more cause I'm gonna.

So, earlier I was staring at a half a head of cabbage, three carrots clinging to life, half a red onion, a lonely green apple, a jar of Hellman's begging me not to use it (it's about ten bucks for the tiniest bottle here!), half a tub of sour cream, half a bottle of bbq sauce and two leftover chicken breasts from a couple days ago. I needed to use this stuff. I hate when stuff dies in my fridge. But I am the leftover queen!  I can do this!  Plus I need to shove food in my face immediately!

It wasn't obvious at first mind you.  My initial thought was to make some sort of soup seeing as it's a such a dreary day.  But then inspiration hit me.  A voice in my head sounded.  It said..


MAKE  YOSELF SOME COLE SLAW 


And just like that, I made yoself some.




I just rough chopped the cabbage into bite sized pieces, peeled and julienned by dying carrots, then mandolined the onion and apple.  It's quite pretty isn't it?  Too bad we're gonna cover it in delicious fatty mayo and sour cream goodness. Toooo bad.


 I wanted to slap this together off the top of my head, so given I had the basics I winged it and went by taste along the way.  I was smart enough, for once, to write down what I used and to my amazement it turned out really yummy!  It's creamy and tangy and sweet and crunchy and just yum.  It's my perfect cole slaw.




But it's not completely perfect.  The only way to make it the ultimate awesome is to slap some bbq chicken on it.  And slap some on I did.  After making everything and waiting the longest hour of my life, I made myself the best lunch I've had in a very long time.  Bbq chicken on coleslaw on whole grain bread.  It doesn't get much better than this.


  

I just found out it DOES get better!  I ate another one :D



My Cole Slaw 

1/2 Cabbage, Chopped
3 Carrots, peeled and julienned
1 Granny Smith Apple, chopped thin
1/2 Red Onion, sliced thin
1/3 plus 1 large spoonful of Mayonaisse
1/4 Cup Sour Cream plus 1 large spoonful 
3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Sugar, bit less than
Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper, to taste

Mix all of this in a bowl then pour over slaw and mix well.  Let it chill at least one hour before eating.  Longer it sits, the better. 


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