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Chinese Coleslaw

I finally got it right at the family picnic. Every year, no mater what I make, I bring the whole dish back home. So I usually make whatever I want leftover. This was a hit and completely gone. I should mention these are southern ladies and there is some pretty incredible food every year. Also, this is the first year we were there on time. Helps if your dish is there when people are actually eating šŸ™‚

2lbs coleslaw mix
2 packs Ramen noodles – Asian flavor
1 lb. slivered almonds
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 tsp. sugar
2 tbs. cider vinegar
1/2 cup oil

Mix flavor pack from noodles, sugar, vinegar & oil. Pour over coleslaw and onions & stir. Crush Ramen noodles and heat with almonds in a non-stick skillet until toasted (does not need any oil). Put this aside and mix with coleslaw just before serving.

I changed up the dressing a little and added about 1/2 a pre-made soy ginger salad dressing.

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Lemon Jello Mold

My favorite thing about jello molds is that they areĀ consideredĀ “salads.” I think we have the 1950’s to thank for that. As with all jello molds, this is not for the weak at heart. I’m a big fan of them myself. A serving suggestion I haven’t tried would be to find a bunny shaped cake pan to make this in, that would be “TOO KUTE.”

1 can crushed pineapple
1 large can mandarin oranges
2 small packs lemon jello
1 small container LIGHT COLORED fruit yogurt (it doesn’t matter what kind, just don’t use something like black cherry or your mold will look like red wine vomit)
1 apple chopped small
1 banana chopped small
Ā¾ cup chopped walnuts
Ā¾ cup green grapes cut in half
1 cup multi-colored mini marshmallows (key ingredient!!)

Drain pineapple and oranges, reserving juice. Heat juice in microwave until boiling. Add jello. Chill until it starts to set. Mix in yogurt. Mix in all ingredients and pour into mold. Chill until firm. Fill sink with warm water and submerge mold until edges start to loosen. Turn onto plate (put plate on top, then flip plate and mold together or you will have a big yucky mess)

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