I will be humbly filled with the utmost grattitude & joy when the day comes that I am not either a) looking for something I need, right now, and not finding it... b) worrying about where that item is, or... c) forced to go to our dreaded storage Unit to rifle through its belongings whilst dodging falling loaded boxes and flinching at the sight of our previous home's contents wedged into this sorry compartment.
And, yet again today, I find myself going to that storage Unit nightmare. The familiar key code, the familiar lock, the smell of our old home when the garage-like door is lifted, and those unyielding boxes waiting to inflict another bruise upon my body.
Today's target? The attachments for my Cuisinart. The reason? Coleslaw---one of my addictions. Oh yeah, I could use the familiar box grater to grate the cabbage, but that would be too easy. No, I'd rather obsess upon the fact that my cuisinart sits idly on the counter without my having a clue where its shredding disk is; the attachment that fits so precisely and finishes the job in a mere three seconds. Well, I do have to admit that in that same box, I will most likely find the attachments for my equally loved tool, my mandoline, that I enjoy using, too (what is it with my love of sharp objects and tools)? And why did these attachments become separated from their mother ship?
So, off I am again, to brave the Unit, and its various maladies...
Oh, but I wouldn't go off to that Unit without leaving ya'll with a recipe! Here's my favorite coleslaw dressing to be stirred into shredded cabbage and whatever else you want to shred (hopefully with your shredding disk):
Poppyseed Coleslaw Dressing
~1 T. dijon mustard
~1 T. cider vinegar
~1 T. fresh lemon juice
~2 T. sugar
~1 tsp. salt
~1/2 C. mayonnaise
~ 1/4 C. sour cream
~3 T. poppyseeds
**Stir these ingredients together in a bowl and add to the shredded vegetables. Let the whole thing sit for an hour or so to blend. Remember, these amounts can be varied upon your tastes and your preferences! Recipes are not set in stone (well, except for some of those baking ones).