It's Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. While I'm not Catholic, I wanted to lose a little weight so I'm going to go easy on meat. I'm very scared of seeing a 2 as the first digit for my weight.
The goal for Lent is less meat, no beef (for the most part, not cutting out Pho Tai), and no soda. We'll see how long I can make it. I'm cutting my Lent a week short to the wedding date.
To make it through, I'll need veggie recipes that don't suck. The easiest way is add a little pork, especially bacon. That makes the greens so much better. Right now, I'm trying some Gumbo Z'Herbs and I'll let y'all know how that comes out.
A couple of weeks ago, we made some Cole Slaw from scratch that was pretty good and pretty easy.
Here's how I made it:
1/2 a head of cabbage
Chop these as finely as possible. Soak in salted water for about an hour.
The soak in salt water sort of "cooks" the veggies and softens them up
When done, rinse to get the salt off and dry them off on some paper towels
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 onion, small dice
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. Creole mustard
You like-a da sauce, eh?
Mix thoroughly and let stand for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Should last 3 days or so.
After about 30 minutes of sitting in the fridge, we tried it and it was incredibly fresh and delicious. I don't know if I've ever actually had cole slaw that fresh before. Usually, it's made the night before at hot lunch places and it gets a bit goopy. This was anything but.