Pardon me for being irreverent. But an issue has come to the forefront, and I can't help being reminded of my mother.
I might have mentioned that I stop by the cemetery at least once a week. How Mom made it so easy, what with planning my dad's interment, and the double plot, to be conveniently located between my homestead and Walmart. AND in a row right beside an internal road, so I don't even have to get out. I stopped by yesterday on my way to the bank, and was relieved to see that the ground was undisturbed.
Yes, every day I think about Mom. Something happens that I want to share with her, or run by her, or simply commiserate about with her. And Wednesday, I encountered an issue that would be sure to set Mom turning.
See that? THAT is what is passed off as slaw mix these days! By DOLE. Not even by a store brand. Name brand slaw mix cannot even come in a bag with proper slaw-size pieces! I don't buy a bag of slaw mix so I can mount a search for a Salad Shooter and pare it down to the proper dimensions! I am buying a bag of slaw mix for convenience! I am not buying salad. And I am not buying expensive extra work for myself. If I wanted to chop up my own slaw mix, I would buy a head of cabbage and some carrots and...um...whatever else goes into slaw. But not that purple stuff. I hate it.
So look what we have here. Some extra-thick slabs from near the cabbage core. And some parts of cabbage leaves that could be stuffed to make cabbage rolls. At the 3:00 area of the plate, notice the proper size for strands of slaw mix. They should not be too thick, too leafy, or too long. Goldilocks needs to write a review of this slaw mix.
I use this to make my before-mentioned BBQ slaw. Dump some in a bowl, pour on a little BBQ sauce, and you're in business! A tasty, tangy side dish for chicken or pork or as a hamburger topping. Can you imagine a serving of slaw made of these gargantuan segments? I cannot. Unless, perhaps, it would be in a Hungry Man frozen TV dinner. And slaw doesn't freeze well.
I know Mom would have my back on this one.