June 9. My beautiful best friends’s (there’s two…on the same day…and yes they are twins) birthday! This is also usually the first big summer party of the season for all of us. First stop a BBQ with burgers, beer and caesar’s, then off to the bar down the street to meet more friends on the patio. The night was wonderful, the birthday girls looked beautiful (as always), the burgers perfect, the pub patio pretty much full of only their birthday party peep’s. Bonus, we were close enough to our home to stumble and not have to take a cab (which was awesome!).
I wanted to bring something to the BBQ. I looked through different recipes, cakes, cookies, something BBQ’esque??…and couldn’t make up my mind. I ended up calling Nic & Dan (the birthday girls) to ask what they wanted. I gave them the top picks….Coleslaw. Not just any ol’coleslaw. As requested a sloppy, home-style coleslaw fit to serve with birthday burgers and hot dogs. At first I was going to buy the package of already chopped cabbage, but thought to myself “Nope. These girls deserve some good slaw made with lots and lots of looooove” .
I chopped and shredded the cabbage and carrots then stuck the big bowl in the fridge. Minutes before heading over, I mixed up the dressing and the coleslaw wrapped it and off we went.
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 1 cabbage head
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- 2 tablespoon white vinegar
- Cut/shred cabbage and carrots,
- In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together and allow to stand for a few minutes. Combine the mayonnaise mixture with the vegetables and toss.
- Chill for 1 hour.
*Paula Deen’s ‘Lady’s Coleslaw’ Recipe
HAPPIEST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AMAZING BEAUTIFUL BESTIES!!! XOXOXO I LOVE YOU BOTH SO, SO MUCH!