24 Hour Cole Slaw


Today’s 24 Hour Cole Slaw Recipe is an easy, do-the-day-ahead sort of dish that leaves you more time to pack up the goodies and head out the door.  As always, make sure you prepare and preserve your food well so that it doesn’t spoil.  Seattle’s Public Health shares some great tips on picnic food safety tips.

(Makes 4 Servings)

  2 onions
  1 large head cabbage
  1 teaspoon salt
  1 teaspoon mustard seed
  3/4 cup salad oil
  1 cup vinegar
  1 1/2 cup sugar
  1 teaspoon celery seed

Chop cabbage and onion and toss together. Heat oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, seeds. Bring to boil. Pour over cabbage – onion mixture. Chill 24 hours. Stir and serve.

A Little Labor Day History

As Labor Day approaches and many people try to squeeze out one more weekend at the beach, it’s fun to reflect a little on the history behind the holiday and what’s become an american tradition. Labor Day was the inspiration of Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and labor union leader, who believed that American workers should be honored with a national holiday  A date was chosen to break up the long stretch of time between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. The very first Labor Day was held on a Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. Celebrations celebrated with a picnic, concert, parade and speeches, and that tradition holds true today for many towns and cities across the states.

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