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Sunday Scoops: Napa Cabbage Salad

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This is a crowd favorite!  I have requests to make this often.  Great for picnics, bbq’s, parties, potlucks, showers, etc.  The great thing about this salad is that it is made with Napa Cabbage and stays crunchy for hours without wilting and doesn’t spoil if sitting out for a few hours.  It’s definitely one of my go-to recipes for many occasions.  Rarely is there ever a spoonful leftover, even when I have doubled the recipe!  Enjoy!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Large Napa Cabbage (Vary in color from yellow to green, either is fine), chopped
  • 2 Bunches green onions, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Slivered Almonds
  • 2 pkgs. chicken-flavoured oriental soup noodles with seasoning mix (aka Top Ramen).  Gently pound the packages to break up the noodles before opening.

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DRESSING:

  • 1 cup Canola oil (or Vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced (or 2 tsp from jar)
  • 3 tsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sugar

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Place chopped cabbage, green onions and red bell pepper in large salad bowl.

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Melt butter in frying pan and sauté almonds, broken noodles and noodle seasoning until golden brown.

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Shake dressing ingredients in a covered jar or air tight container. Pour 1/2-2/3 of dressing over salad, to taste, and toss at least 1/2 hour before serving. You will have extra dressing, refrigerate and use again.

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Old School DIY Ringtoss Party BBQ game

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What & How:

  • Shallow box
  • Glass beverage bottles-enough to fill your size of box
  • Twine/string to tie base of bottles. I tied mine in groups of 6 to help keep them upright during play
  • Set of children’s bracelets (party favor section usually has sets)
  • Electrical tape (I used black) to cover bracelets if you don’t prefer color or design. I also used the tape to reinforce the bracelets since they were a cheap dollar store set and to make them uniform in color. (Optional)
  • Letter decals/stickers for game name on front of box (optional)

Voila! Now get a ringer! Good luck!