This recipe was given to me by my mom. It was one of the many recipes included in the cookbook she made for me and my sister-in-law last Christmas.
What a treasure. If you are a fan of cookbooks, I have to say that this one would probably evoke a little envy if you were to see it.
This cookbook deserves a post all its own. It is chocked full of wonderful recipes - recipes that were staples in our home growing up. And the neat thing is that Mother included little personal notes about most of the recipes - like who liked what recipe best and who passed down certain recipes to her.
I love this particular recipe. It is so different. It is akin to Waldorf salad but without the sweetness.
1 cup chopped cabbage
1 cup chopped celery
1 large red apple, diced
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup salad dressing (ie. Miracle Whip)
Combine all ingredients and chill.
Note from Mother: Don't chop the cabbage too coarse. Slice the celery very thin. This has a very good taste. All ingredients blend well. This may have come from the MoorMan's restaurant in Illinois.
*MoorMan's was the brand of hog feed Daddy fed in the 70s and 80s. They were a large corporation with their corporate office in Quincy, Illinois. My parents visited the corporate office on different occasions and obviously ate in their restaurant a time or two. I remember going there once when I was pretty young.
Adjustments I make to this recipe: I usually double the cabbage and probably cut in half the celery - just because I really don't care for celery.