Traditional coleslaw, dressed with mayonnaise, is a fundamental side dish on summer grilling and picnic menus. We know to find coleslaw on the serving table among its summer-side partners, such as baked beans and corn on the cob. Coleslaw is the workhorse summer salad. Yet, is traditional coleslaw ever really memorable? Can coleslaw be captivating?
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Summer is finally upon us and if you're like me you tend to associate certain things with the season. The smell of suntan lotion, local food festivals and of course, grilling. There’s nothing that I don’t enjoy more than a summer BBQ on a patio and the smell of charcoal warming. And while you may not be a grill expert, it isn't difficult to make juicy and flavorful meals with just a few ingredients. July is National Grilling Month and so we are going to ring in this celebration with the most important aspect of grilling: marinatingAnchor.
The 4th of July in our home generally means a parade and a cookout with friends and family. By July 4th, the warmer temperatures have finally arrived in Vermont. Everyone is ready to spend time outside with friends and family. The grill gets dusted off and I look forward to a break from cooking when my husband fires it up. I don't totally give up cooking on the 4th of July. My husband would be happy with a plate loaded with only meat. I like a bit more variety so I take care of the extras. One of my secrets to delicious summer cooking is to add herbs.