This is the very true story of my life with a toddler and how Jalapeño Coconut Coleslaw saved the day. It’s the little things, right? This coleslaw is a crowd pleaser, its creamy coconut milk base is a surprising addition but really works well with the spicy jalapeño and zingy lime. It’s a great make ahead slaw for potlucks, BBQs and rainy days with toddlers.
I have a serious love-hate relationship with my crock-pot. It should be a great tool for getting a meal on the table without having to stay home all day but often makes food tastes flat and muddy. My extremely active toddler has been keeping me busier than I could ever have imagined and I’d like to have a meal ready by the time we come home from our busy day of sandboxing.
Torrential rains soaked us through yesterday so I was eagerly anticipating the pork shoulder I had cooking in the crock-pot. It should have been delicious, and if I had braised it in the oven it would have been delicious but when I opened the lid the steam wafted out with that muddy crock pot smell I can’t stand. I dumped the cooking liquid, pulled the pork and ran out to get a high quality BBQ sauce to save dinner. What a pain. Hak’s BBQ sauce and the always stellar jalapeño coconut coleslaw saved the meal. Moral of the story: having a great coleslaw recipe in your arsenal saves many a sad meal. But hey, If creamy slaws aren’t your thing – check out my equally zingy fennel and orange slaw or purple cabbage slaw.
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