Cole Slaw with a Little Twist

So, you go to the grocery store and zoom the perimeter looking for that red/orange markdown sticker on products and in the produce area you find the Dole packaged bags of cole slaw marked down to .59 cents each. So, you buy the three they have marked down. That night you make "regular" cole slaw. Quite yummy and great with the burgers you are grilling.

Two days later you make Oriental cole slaw. with another bag. Oh, love that vinegar taste to it!

One more bag needs to be used before it goes bad. This one, you just get creative with!

Here is what I made:

I bag of cole slaw mix

1/2 cup ranch dressing

1/4 cup of mayo

2 teaspoons of sugar (I used Splenda)

1/2 cup of walnuts

1/2 cup of dried cranberries

Mix everything together. Cover and put in fridge for at least an hour for all the flavors to meld together.

Ta Da you have a walnut cranberry cole slaw! Yummy!

Cheap and easy seems to be a Diann speciality. LOL

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  1. What a Frugal Score!

    I am guilty of the same aisle perusing. I have it down to a science in each of the four stores I haunt. I look for each stores mark downs then piggy back them with coupons if I have the.

    Today...Kozy Shack pudding on sale for $3.59 a tub with a $3.00 off sticker. This stuff is ah-maah-ziing!

    Going to try the cranberry slaw for our next cook out. Sure hope I can find the mix on serious mark down.

  2. Yum! And pretty too! Doesn't have to be expensive to be good
    xoxo Pattie

  3. I love coleslaw and that sounds amazing!

  4. Yum, I like the Asian flair to this. Joni

  5. Diann-The cranberries and walnuts sound delicious. I think you've gotten your fiber quota for the week :)

  6. Sounds absolutely delicious! What a great idea!

  7. Coleslaw is always great.... good ideas.
    Hugs - Jan

  8. Oh, my husband will absolutely love this recipe. Thank you for sharing! I'm not part of Foodie Friday, I hope it's okay to leave a comment anyway.

    Have a great day!

  9. That is such a clever idea! Going to try this next time I'm asked to bring coleslaw. It is sure to wow.

  10. I love cole slow and that sounds yummy...My 84 year old Momma is down to 90 something pounds, still very active, writes for the local paper, I think she would love this. Thanks for the recipe and the kind words on my bathroom remodel. Lezlee
    I'm gonna follow along!

  11. it sounds great thanks. rose

  12. Aren't you the clever little creator ... have to give that a try.

    Have a beau-TEA-ful weekend.
    TTFN , Hugs, Marydon

  13. Yeah, that sounds good! And I love to cook that way -- rummage around the refrigerator and make up a dish. This sounds like you not only saved money but had a well fed family.

  14. I love the oriental style, but walnuts and cranberries sound just as delicious!

  15. I love your new creation. That's my kind of cooking too. 59 cents for a bag of coleslaw mix is an amazing bargain. Good for you.

  16. Walnuts and cranberries!!!! Sounds yummy!

  17. Very creative!! Walnuts and cranberry is a great combination.

  18. the cranberries added in sound great.

  19. I'm a fan of anything made with Ranch dressing...going to have to try this one out!


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