This year, I thought it would be fun to have an "A Christmas Story" themed dinner featuring the same meal that the Parker Family enjoyed just before they receive "a major award!"
|Yes, I even have the infamous Leg Lamp!|
You've already got my recipe for Stuffed Mushroom Meatloaf, and I have to confess that I use instant Mashed Potatoes (I just like them), but what about a good recipe for Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage?
My Mom's been making Red Cabbage for us for years, so since she's up visiting for the Holidays, I asked her to do the honors!
1 Large Red Cabbage
1 Stick Butter
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
Shred the entire cabbage as such:
In a big pot, melt the butter.
Add the cabbage, vinegar & sugar and cook, cook, cook! Over medium heat, it will take at least an hour to get the cabbage to cook down to a nice, tender consistency. Add salt & pepper to taste, if you like!
Serve it up with your mashed potatoes, gravy and meatloaf for a satisfying winter meal! "But," you might ask, "will the kids eat that red cabbage, or will I have to trick them into eating it like the little piggies eat?"
Well, in my house, my son ate TWO large helpings of red cabbage, no mashed potatoes and a small piece of meatloaf - go figure!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage (Cabbage $5.00, Butter $0.50,Vinegar $0.25, Sugar, $0.25) Serves 10 people.
Total Fake-It Cost: $6.00, or $0.60 Per Person
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