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Monday, July 15, 2013

Grandma's Homemade Freezer Slaw Recipe

When I was a little girl I used to spend a lot of time with my Grandma and one of the things we would enjoy doing together is cooking and baking. Matter of fact, I looked forward to those Sunday afternoons after we got home from church just because I knew I would be spending time with her and whipping up some great tasting food.

One recipe we used to make a lot of during the summertime months was Grandma's Homemade Freezer Slaw and to this day...I still make this recipe a lot for my own family. Over the years, my husband has grown quite fond of this freezer slaw and we always hit our local orchard to purchase organic cabbage, green peppers and celery when I make it for him. Here is the recipe which will make approximately size 1 1/2 cup container sized portions. Once frozen this slaw will keep for up to 1 year...although ours is always gone within 6 months.

Grandma's Homemade Freezer Slaw Recipe

1 large head of cabbage
3 stalks of celery
3/4 of a large green bell pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. mustard seed

When I make this recipe I used my Tupperware Quick Chef to shred up the cabbage, celery and green bell pepper. You can use a grater or food processor if you have one. You want to shred them up to a fine consistency. Place the shredded cabbage, celery and green bell pepper in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the salt into the bowl, stir and cover the bowl to sit at room temperature for 1 full hour. Drain liquid away.

In a large saucepan combine together the white vinegar, water and granulated sugar. Bring mixture up to a full boil and boil for 1 minute or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the celery seed and mustard seed. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Once the mixture has cooled, dump it into the mixing bowl and stir all of the ingredients together until they are well combined. Spoon mixture into each freezer container, make sure you add some of the liquid to each container, filling them up until they are 3/4" from the top. Cover and immediately place them into the freezer.