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Ann's (Family and Friends' Favorite) Coleslaw

If the original recipe card has any indication about how long or how often we make this coleslaw, it proves just how much our friends and family enjoy it...and ask for the recipe! Here's the original card from Great Aunt Ann (on my husband's side). 

This lightly creamy coleslaw maintains a refreshing crunch, yet with a delightfully smooth texture. It has been the hit of many parties, family gatherings, and weeknight dinners. It can be served as a quick side dish or as a topping to barbecue sandwiches and even fish tacos. 

This recipe has been broken down into two portions: "party for many" and "party for 2-4," depending on how much you need.

Party for many                                                 
About 2 bags of shredded cabbage mix             

1 cup salad dressing 
1/2 cup sugar        
1/4 cup dijon mustard   
1/4 apple cider vinegar* 
Grated onion (to taste) 
Grated black pepper (to taste) 

Party for 2 - 4
About 1/2 bag of shredded cabbage mix

4 Tbsp salad dressing 
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp dijon mustard 
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar*
Grated onion (to taste)
Grated black pepper (to taste)

*Vinegar: If you are using raw apple cider vinegar, use a little bit less and dilute with water to the needed amount. 

In a smaller bowl, add all ingredients for the dressing, and whisk until mixed well. In a larger bowl, add half the cabbage mix. Pour the dressing over the mix and gently fold it in until the cabbage mix is well covered. Add the remaining cabbage mix, little by little, until you've reached the desired mix of dressing and cabbage. Optionally, cover and cool in the refrigerator for 30 - 60 minutes.


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