Thanksgiving was a blast - literally. As you know my family is a bit, well, back-woods. Educated backwoods, but we still proudly carry our white trash genes. So of course Thanksgiving near some open fields means get out the shot guns and clay pigeons cuz dinner's over and it's SHOOTIN TIME! My first time ever shooting off something larger than a BB gun, and I hit 3/3! I myself uttered "We need more ammo!".
To the feast I added the veggie tray, coleslaw, and red velvet cake. The coleslaw was a huge hit and everyone wanted the recipe so I've posted it below. The magazine photo made it look a lot more red and green, but it was mighty tasty.
MNMOM'S HOLIDAY COLESLAW
6 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c buttermilk
1/2 c mayo
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c pistachio nuts, chopped
2 clementines or tangerines, peeled, divided into segments, and chopped
S&P to taste
Combine cabbages and onion in a large bowl.
Mix sugar, buttermilk, mayo, and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the buttermilk mix over the vegetables and toss to coat. Fold in the cranberries, nuts and clementines. Season with S&P. Let stand for at least 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 8 hours before serving.