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Day 4 – AYGC

For dinner tonight we had BBQ pork sandwiches on my very own recipe for Super Sandwich Rolls. Since I’d heard several times lately that coleslaw was great on BBQ sandwiches, I used up the last of my cabbage and whipped some up to go with the dinner.

No shopping today. Lots of “grazing” on our existing stockpiles.

I’m anxiously awaiting more tomatoes from my garden and my tomatillos (never grew those before!). I’ve had ONE tomato so far. These plants went into the ground in April, so I don’t know what’s going on.

Quick & Simple Coleslaw

1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 T cider vinegar
1 T sugar (or splenda)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix everything together except the cabbage with a whisk. Toss dressing with cabbage. Done!

If you’re not going to serve the coleslaw immediately, you should really bleed the cabbage by sprinkling the shredded cabbage generously with salt in a large bowl, then cover it with a plate to weight it down and let it sit for an hour or 2 in the fridge. That will draw the extra water out of it. Drain it and RINSE WELL. Use a salad spinner to get the water out, if need be. Then mix with your dressing and you won’t have watery coleslaw.

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Raisin Bran Muffins

It just wouldn’t have been right not to share this wonderful recipe after mentioning it my previous post. The beauty of this is that you can keep the batter in the fridge for up to a month after mixing and just make as many muffins as you need.

1 15-oz box raisin bran cereal (about 9 cups)
5 cups plain all purpose flour
3 cup sugar
5 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
4 cups buttermilk
1 cup oil
4 eggs — beaten

In large bowl mix dry ingredients, then add buttermilk, oil and beaten egg. Stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight. Next morning, stir well and bake as many as needed in greased muffin pan for fifteen minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean in a 400° oven. Store remaining batter tightly covered in refrigerator for up to one month.

Note: if batter is too thick, add a little more buttermilk if you have it, otherwise a dab of regular milk.

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