Reader culinary challenge:

I have been endowed with a cabbage. And I'm not sure what to do with it. (other than apparently making a little piggy face out of it.) My friend at work gets a basket of yummy local, organic fruits and veggies delivered to her door every month by grow alabama. I recommend checking it out. She often brings me tomatoes because she is allergic to them, but this month she gave me a cabbage. So before I go scoping my cookbooks and realsimple.com, I thought I'd come here.

Any Ideas???

in other news: our trip to visit my family in Kansas has been postponed due to the hurricane. (you know, airport mayhem.) So though we are pretty antsy to see them and their new home, we will be enjoying the weekend in Birmingham.

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Mrs. BrownAbles said...

Elaine, you should make Asian coleslaw. It's so good.
Grate the cabbage, or chop it fine (like slaw, you know). Other things you will need:
6 green onions finely chopped
1 package ramen noodles broken into small pieces (no seasoning, of course)I don't always do this.
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels
1 small package of slivered almonds

for the dressing:
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbs. soy sauce
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Chop greens and combine with the cabbage. Cover and refrigerate.
Saute sunflower seeds and almonds in butter until golden brown. Drain excess butter.
Add to slaw, along with ramen noodles.
Make dressing ahead of time, but do not pour on until just before serving.

Britney said...

elaine-- connie has an AMAZING recipe for a Japanese chicken salad. She used to make it for our xc girls Bible study occasionally. Did I mention it's amazing? I'll pass along the recipe...check your email. :)

Melissa said...

i was going to suggest the asian cole slaw, too! yummm.

also, my favorite thing to do with cabbage is veggie soup. it's only a few days away from autumn and a good pot of vegetable soup is always perfect to get you in the mood for the brisker days.

AJ Macc said...

I have a pretty simple thing I do with cabbage, and dad really likes it. I just cut it up and stir fry it with balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, a little salt a pepper, and sometimes some ginger and garlic. Its pretty yum. And I'm really sad we had to postpone your trip, but I'm really glad we don't have to worry about you wasting your weekend camping out in airports trying to get here and back!

AJ Macc said...

P.S. I really think the pig face is kind of cute.