Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cabbage just like Grandma used to make

We are on a little bit of a Feingold hiatus for the holidays. Not too much - but I knew that I was choosing a bad time to start this. We were in Austin last weekend and ate out a lot. Fortunately it is very easy to eat organically in Austin, so we did pretty good, all things considered.

For me, dinner is the hardest. I had gotten way too used to pulling out a frozen pizza or chicken nuggets on hectic days. Dinner requires me to actually be organized and intentional now - and neither of those traits come naturally to me.

Tonight I made cabbage. YUM. Cabbage is so healthy - an excellent source of vitamin C, and it will also, you know, keep ya regular.  But I always forget about it. Until I wandering in the Kroger produce aisle wondering what on earth to feed my babies and go AH! CABBAGE!!

My husband Walker is ridiculously corny and every time a waiter brings us something, whether it's a steak or a margarita, he says, "Just like Grandma used to make." Yeah. Every time. Neeeeever gets old.

But this cabbage really is just like Grandma used to make, and just like my kiddos' GG makes for them too. If you were not blessed to have a Southern cooking grandma like I had in Vernie Lou, now you can just pretend and fifty years from now your own grandchildren will talk about your cabbage at your funeral. And because it is a Grandma recipe, the ingredients will be listed in terms of "about" and "some".

  1. Chop up about 2-3 strips of bacon into bite size pieces and saute in a little oil in Dutch oven
  2. Add one coarsely chopped onion and saute that
  3. Chop up one head of cabbage. Throw that in there. 
  4. Now you can add some oil or butter or more bacon grease that you've got saved in your pantry if you were raised right. 
  5. Add about half a cup of water. 
  6. Salt it generously.
  7. Pepper it generously.
  8. Some folks add a little sugar here. 
  9. Put the lid on it for about ten minutes till it is all nice and wilted.
There ya go. YUM.

Serve with homemade cornbread or Sister Schubert's yeast rolls.

Glory to God and Grandma. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Omgosh Missy. Made the cabbage tonight and it's unbelievable! Eric LOVES cabbage and he's super happy about this!