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Fall is in the air


I always get excited when the temperatures start to cool down a bit and I can anticipate baking all of our fall favorites. Usually by now we would have driven up to North Carolina at least once to get some mountain apples and cabbage. Unfortunately we haven't been able to make the trip yet but I did try a new cabbage recipe that I'm eager to share with you.

I posted this recipe for coleslaw and we have enjoyed it so much that I keep a bottle of the dressing in the refrigerator at all times so we can have slaw frequently. I saw this recipe for Ginger Bacon Slaw a while back and thought it sounded good so I printed out the recipe and finally got around to trying it. Let me tell you, it has become a new family favorite! It is delicious and I hope that you will try it if you enjoy coleslaw. This recipe is by Leila, who is the same blogger who posted another favorite of ours, the Egyptian Lasagna.

One thing I did differently than the recipe states is that I did not make the garlic ginger paste ahead of time. I just grated about four cloves of garlic and about 1/2 Tablespoon of fresh ginger on my microplane grater as I was making the dressing. It makes a very colorful and flavorful slaw and would be a nice choice if you want something a little special to round out a meal. Here is how I made the recipe:

Ginger Bacon Slaw

2-3 cups shredded cabbage
a large handful of dried cranberries
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 sliced green onions or about 1/4 cup of chopped red onion
3 Tbsps. mayonnaise
4 cloves garlic, grated
about 1/2 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsps. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine mayonnaise, grated garlic, grated ginger, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt with a whisk. Gently stir dressing into shredded cabbage, onion, cranberries, and bacon. Enjoy every last bite!


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2 Comments on “Fall is in the air”

  1. #1 Deb
    on Sep 19th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Becka, yet another delicious sounding recipe of yours to try! I’ve copied it and will make it soon….I also enjoyed perusing the blog that you linked to. That will be interesting to go back and read some of their posts.

    I just made lasagna tonight….not the Egyptian lasagna you mentioned and not my regular recipe either. I tried to duplicate a friend’s that i recently had and enjoyed. Unfortunately, I forgot to purchase two key ingredients so it wasn’t the same after all. My age is showing! Oh well. Next time.

  2. #2 Deb
    on Sep 20th, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Hi Becka…just as a follow-up, I just read the latest post on Simply Recipes which tells exactly how to peel, chop, grate, mince ginger. Now I’m all set for your recipe. Here’s the link in case you don’t frequent that blog:

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