Oh my my.
He is not taking the "Odesmobile".
He is not taking a boat.
How long he will be gone is anybody's guess but he is hoping it will be for an "extended period". I am not good with the word, "extended period". I like dates and times and conclusions. But Alex's life just has chapters and that suits him fine. It actually is OK with me, but I am not good with open books especially when I don't have a date that I will see him next. And therein is the quandry with the word "extended period". I am sure I will see him several times during the "extended period", but not knowing when is my dilemma. Oh my my.
Before Odie San left Vail he threw himself a party. An oyster party. I have never seen a 23 year old throw himself an oyster party, but this was the photo he posted on Facebook.
I wish I would have gotten some photo tips from him. Yes, my boy likes to go out with style. He certainly did not learn how to eat oysters from me, as I am not an oyster eater. He did leave some for Manservant in his Odie ice chest, that I hope are still alive and that I can throw on the grill tonight. That means I must open the ice chest to check to see if they are still alive, and I am a bit leery of what I might find! Oh my my.
And so it is. Off he goes, as the world still spins. Babies are born. Missiles land. Parents move. Daughters get interviews. And life goes on. Chapter by chapter. Oh my my. Please pass the cole slaw.
Note: My mom made this cole slaw - a lot! She always used purple cabbage for as long as I can remember. She sometime used too much celery seed, but that is up to you to determine. People loved her cole slaw. My mother in law requested this recipe some 32 years ago. Here it is, Maw. Enjoy.
This keeps its crunch for at least a few days in the fridge.It seems like a lot of sugar and it is, but in my opinion is not too sweet. It is great on a hot dog. It is great next to fried chicken. Or next to corn on the cob. It is great in a boat or on a plane. In a car or on a bus. Oh my my. You can boogie if you try!
Time: About 15 minutes
1 large head shredded, purple or green cabbage (Buy in a bag or grate your own. Mom used to chop it in the food processor.)
1 large chopped onion
1 c sugar
1 c apple cider vinegar
3/4 c salad oil (I used canola)
2 T sugar
1 t celery seed or to taste
2 t dry mustard
1 t salt
Pour sugar over cabbage and onion and mix well. Let stand while you make the dressing. Bring dressing ingredients to a boil and boil for one minute. Pour over cabbage mixture and stir well. Let marinate for several hours before serving - or not. This tasted great even within an hour! Oh my my!
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