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Jun 18, 2014

Honey Mustard Slaw, Goodbye Cookbooks!



Honey Mustard Slaw-
Yesterday I deep cleaned my bookcase, and reorganized my cookbooks. I found some great recipes I hadn't tried before. This one was fast, easy, and has minimal ingredients. It's from Poor Girl Gourmet, something I picked up a few years ago at a warehouse book sale for a buck. Has lots of great recipes!!! We loved it and it's so easy! She has a nice looking blog, Tinyfarmhouse along the same lines, of cheap, gourmet food ideas, and more. Here's the recipe-

1 small head cabbage
1/3 cup EACH- olive oil, Dijon mustard, and honey
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together well. I added about 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tsp. celery seed. Pour over 1/4" sliced fresh cabbage. I used a 1/2 cabbage as there's only 2 of us, and it really wasn't too much dressing...


Goodbye Cookbooks-
Now that I sold our stereo I have a nice new spot for them. I had some in the kitchen (my high-use ones) and the rest in the living room. Now I have a few in the kitchen, all in the old stereo cupboard. I wanted to scale back on my books, so I donated some old ones to a charity, including cookbooks, today. It's really freeing to get rid of stuff! My bookcase looks much less jammed and cluttered. I also put all the various books together by category. It look so much nicer now :)




3 comments:

Kristina said...

I love it when I find a good old cookbook at the thrift store. They have some very good recipes.

Susan said...

That slaw recipe sounds delicious! I will have to try it. Doesn't it feel great when you get rid of stuff? Good feng shui!

Nancy po said...

Yes, I find a lot of coll, used cookbooks. I use ebay and amazon too...

Yes, it's good feng shui! Hoarding, and cramming every corner with stuff makes me feel claustrophobic :( Not to mention dusty stuff!

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