Another side story- I made this and sent an extra portion with Jay. He was to share it with my lovely graphic designer friend who designed my what to eat logos. She never got it. Someone else ate it! And then left the dirty container in the fridge! I guess somebody needed leftover coleslaw more than she did.
On to the rest of the story and the point of posting!
Grandmom's Nine-Day Slaw
My dad put together a cookbook of his favorite recipes- This is his story:
"When I was a boy, my family often ate out on Friday nights. One of my favorite places to go was Herman's Seafood Restaurant, located at NW16th and Classen in Oklahoma City. Complementary with each meal was a plate of coleslaw. The flavor was unlike any slaw I have had before or since."
"One Saturday while visiting with Grandmom and Barbara (his mother and sister) the subject came around to Hermon's. When I mentioned that I had tried on several occasions to duplicate their slaw, Grandmom said she had the recipe. She had gotten it many years ago from a maintenance man at the Oklahoma allergy clinic. Where he got it is anyone's guess. We are unsure of the origin of the name of the recipe, but it [will] keep for many days in the
3 pound head of cabbage, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup vinegar
2 TB sugar
1 TB salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Mix the cabbage, onion and green pepper with the 1 cup sugar. Let sit for one full hour.
Bring to boil: oil, vinegar, 2 TB sugar, salt, celery seed and dry mustard. Pour over cabbage mix refrigerate for 4 hours or longer before serving. Mix and serve.