Easy Cole Slaw

cole slaw

Cole slaw is one of those yummy, summertime side dishes you get when you’re at a restaurant with fish and chips, a lobster roll, or maybe even some fried clams.  But, you never make it at home, right?  Well now that can change because I found the easiest recipe with ingredients you probably already have, you’ll just have to go out for the cabbage.  I thought I would share this now (in place of my usual “Couple Things” Friday post)  – just in time to make for your Labor Day cookout.

Basic Cole Slaw
from Southern Food (but heavily edited)


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6 cups shredded cabbage
2 carrots, shredded
2/3 C mayonnaise
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs vegetable oil
2 Tbs sugar, or to taste
1/2 Tsp celery seeds
s&p to taste

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Enjoy and have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Coming Soon – First Birthday!

I am getting very excited that someone is turning ONE exactly 2 months from today.  We have decided to throw a small, low-key celebration with family – but that doesn’t mean I haven’t started thinking about every last detail!

All I’ll say for now is that sock monkeys will be playing an important role in the theme of the day but I did want to share some other things I have found that have inspired other details…

Pinwheel Garland

Pocketbook Cake with Zoe from Sesame Street

Joe’s Jeans in size 12m

Make your own sock monkey

More to come!

Sangria

sangria

Don’t you just love a cold glass of Sangria in the summertime?  I made some the other night to bring to a friends house and realized I had never shared my “recipe” before.  So here you go – just in time to make for Labor Day Weekend!

1 bottle of Spanish red wine (literally go to the “Spanish Wine” aisle at your liquor store and find a bottle of red for like $8 or $10)
1 lemon cut into 1″ rounds
1 orange cut into 1″ rounds
1/2 a green apple cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Shot brandy
2 C club soda

Pour wine in a pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges and the apple pieces, then add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight (the longer you chill, the yummier). Add club soda just before serving.

Enjoy!

Peter Pan Collar

Have you seen the latest trend – the Peter Pan Collar?  According to wiki, the collar was named for actress Maude Adams when she wore one in a 1905 stage performance as Peter Pan.  The collar was fashionable for little girls dresses in the 20’s and now..it’s made a huge comeback this year:

In dresses (kate spade)…

 

In fancy tops (Orla Kiely)….

Even in t-shirts (J.Crew)!

And if you don’t want to commit to wearing an entire shirt with collar included, you can always get a Peter Pan Collar necklace (Topshop)…
I am making our own Peter Pan Collar tees for my baby girl and I…I’ll show you next week!

Monday Outfit

My baby girl and I are meeting an old friend for lunch today, can’t wait!  I’m wearing my favorites – my indigo jeans – with a simple(ish) top, dark sandals, and a few bangles, similar to the ones below.  Have a great week!

Monday Outfit

Couple Things…

After a girls night of wine, pizza, and catching up tonight, we’re headed to the beach for the rest of the weekend – looking forward to it!  Have a great weekend – here are a few things from the web this week.

Can you believe this experiment?  Makes me glad I wear SPF on my face every day…

Wouldn’t you love to live in Paris for a year? I have been reading through this blogger’s posts from her year in the City of Light.

All of our baby’s favorite toys are musical or instruments,  we may have a budding musician in our house!

Have you seen these edible OPI nail polish bottles?!

And these ombre tights?!

Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread

We decided this week to use our abundance of CSA zucchini on something non-super-healthy…zucchini bread!  The recipe below comes from All recipes and has a ridiculously large amount of positive feedback…for a reason.  Even with our few tweaks, it was so delicious, I highly recommend making it!  Note – the measurements actually yield 2 loaves of bread, I halved the recipe and therefore only made 1 loaf.

Mom’s Zucchini Bread
from allrecipes.com

3 C all-purpose flour
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp baking powder
3 Tsp ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 C vegetable oil (we used 3/4 plain apple sauce, 1/4 oil)
2 1/4 C white sugar
3 Tsp vanilla extract
2 C grated zucchini (I used 1 1/2 C for my half recipe, a little extra)
1 C chopped walnuts (we omitted)

Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).  Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.  Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

Enjoy!

PS. And here’s a close-up, you can really see the zucchini!