Returning from a month long holiday and paying for a wedding can really drain a girl’s finances (as well as the finances of her newly betrothed). There isn’t really much in our pockets for frivolous items and sadly, exciting (and usually expensive) treats from the market are also forbidden. I’ve been trying to be thrifty like my mother and make use of the food that already exists in our cupboards and refridgerator shelves. So far, i’ve been pretty successful.
The other day, one of my frugal successes came in the form of a variaton on a waldorf salad. I will try to recount the proportions accurately, but as I just winged it, it might be best to taste it as you go along. I really liked the addition of cinnamon as it gave more depth to the flavour.
my waldorf salad
1 granny smith apple, chopped
1 small head of green cabbage, chopped coleslaw style
1 small onion, diced fine
2 carrots, grated
1 small green pepper, diced
a handful of raisins
a handful of chopped walnuts
For the dressing, combine 1/4 cup of mayonaise with 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. Add a heaping tablespoon of sugar, juice of 1 lemon and a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and blend until combined. Taste! If it doesn’t taste like you think it should, add more sweetener or more lemon juice (or vinegar) til you get it right. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until throughly combined.