Labor Day Recipes

I think that I actually made this for Memorial Day but maybe some of you can use the recipes for Labor Day. I might still be cleaning. I haven't cooked in over a week.

This a a very good coleslaw recipe. Slice a head of cabbage very thin.

Grate a couple of carrots.

Thinly slice some onion.

Place it all in a big bowl. It will shrink down after it sits for a while.

Add some salt, pepper and celery seed. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of sugar too.

Add some mayonnaise and some butter milk.

Stir it all together and let it sit for a while.

This is my recipe for Kansas City Barbecue sauce.

The lineup.

Saute' a diced onion in 3 tablespoons of oil. Add 2 tablespoons of tamarind paste and 4 diced garlic cloves.

Add 2 teaspoons of hot sauce.

Add 2 tablespoons of chili powder. I also add 2 teaspoons of Harissa but if you don't have it you can just skip it.

Add a teaspoon of black pepper and a teaspoon of salt. Add 2 cups of ketchup, 1/2 cup of yellow mustard, 1/3 cup of cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of molasses, and 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce. Then stir in 1 cup of dark brown sugar.

Add 1/4 cup of honey.

And 2 small bottles of cognac. The airline bottle size. Let it simmer for about an hour stirring occasionally.

Use an immersion blender or food processor to puree the mixture.

You can can this if you want but then you would need to make a lot more than this recipe produces.

This makes about 2 quarts. This is good on anything. It is even good served on burgers instead of ketchup.

This is how much the coleslaw shrinks after about an hour.

Back to cleaning for me!


Pricilla said…
You poor thing....
Anonymous said…
You don't cut up red cabbage as well for the cole slaw?
i LOVE the recipe card !!!!

you're back in the kitchen !!!!!

thinking about Labor Day here too !!!!

kary and l'il teddy
Anonymous said…
I´m not the biggest fan of ketchup so I might try this one instead!

When is labor day? We have our day may first.

Have a great day!
It is so nice to see food on your blog again. I do love the coleslaw! I'm going to make your sauce now. Looks heavenly. Hurry and finish cleaning, I miss you.
Anonymous said…
this sauce looks like the best!! wow, very yummy! With the size of your house and guest ouse I'm surprised you don't have a cleaning person,, thats a lot of house to keep up!Your cole slaw sounds very good too, don't work too hard,, Halloween is creeping up fast and you'll need all your strength to get ready for the big night!
The sauce looks good, but nothing beats a good cole slaw. Good luck with all that cleaning. I need to tidy up here but my legs and knees are just feeling too bad to tackle it.
Amish Stories said…
I love home made cold slaw, and with less sugar the better because i hate most things that are sweet, well except myself,lol. Richard
Hollie said…
Thanks for sharing!
Anna said…
I love coleslaw and have never made my own it's a perfect amount because I'm the only one in our house who eats it, will definitely give your recipe a try! Thanks!!