September 13th, 2012

Carrot Slaw

Carrot Slaw

One of the things I love about kids is that they sometimes say the funniest things without meaning to be funny at all.  When my son was in third grade, his teacher decided he should take the AAA Test to see if he qualified for the Accelerated Academic Achievement program.  On the day the test was given, we had the following conversation when I picked him up after school:

How did your test go?

Well, I guess it was fine, but there was one question that I just didn’t get.

What was that?

It said, “An apple is to a banana like a carrot is to _______.”  I just didn’t get that!

Well, was there another vegetable that you could have chosen?

I don’t know. . . . . . .  but I picked the bunny!!!

My son Craig at about the
time that he picked the bunny.


And in spite of his answer to that question, he still passed the test!

Whenever I think of coleslaw, I automatically think of the kind that is served with Kentucky Fried Chicken.  We used to get it a lot when I was a kid, and I still like their coleslaw very much.  But I also like it when I find a new way to serve up a classic dish, and this carrot slaw is a perfect example.  If you have a food processor, you can use it to grate the carrots, but it really doesn’t take long to grate them by hand, and that’s what I did.

I love the unusual combination of ingredients:  carrots, raisins, peanuts, bacon, green onions, and a good-tasting dressing.

Carrot Slaw

Posted under Salads

5 Responses to “Carrot Slaw”

  1. I love carrot slaw, and this is a particularly good one! Thank you.

  2. Carrot salad is one of my favorites. I like what you did with it!

  3. We always called this carrot and raisin salad. I will definitely being trying your version. I love the addition of peanuts, bacon, and curry powder.

  4. I own a restaurant and have never seen this twist on your salad. I am serving it today for lunch service along side a BBQ Pork Sandwich! Nice job!! Thank You for the wonderful idea!!!!!

  5. Wow, Debi! That’s great! This is the first I’ve heard about one of my recipes being served at a restaurant.


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