Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bad Blogger: Sweet and Sour Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

I really thought I could keep it up during wedding crunch time: coming up with new recipes and blogging a handful of times a week. I thought "The major stuff has been booked, so really, what else do I need to do?" SO MUCH, as I am learning.

It is a second job. But I'm not complaining. I like being busy, but unfortunately the time and energy that I usually spend on my blog is being used to pick out flowers, linens, and programs, coordinating with friends and family about the logistics of the day, going to dress fittings, picking out music for the ceremony, dinner and reception, going over the food options, figuring out what shoes I can wear for seven hours, writing the ceremony and keeping the people involved happy.

So, while I have no recipe (though I have been cooking) I want to share with you one of my new favorite things: sweet and sour cabbage over mashed potatoes.

Seriously. It's amazing.

Or in the photo above, sweet and sour cabbage over hash browns made from the same mashed potatoes.

The dear A-man was so proud when he presented this combination to me. He was in Germany recently for work and mentioned the combination in passing a few times, but just this past weekend we made it. And it was heaven. I'll make some homemade sweet and sour red cabbage soon I'm sure, and I'll post about that, but for my first cabbage/mashed potato experience, jarred was what he had.


Allie said...

hey! i so hear you on the "second job" thing -- I've still got three months too! I just feel like everything isn't as organized as I'd like it to be... are you super excited? it's getting so close!!

i love cabbage cooked that way - my mom used to always make it, and I forgot about it! YUM....

best wishes with the rest of the planning ;)

Liz said...

It's crazy, isn't it?! But what an exciting time! I almost feel like I won't know what to do with myself after the wedding... I can just stalk your blog for wedding talk until yours ;)