Monday, September 21, 2009

Mennonite Monday - "Driesbachs" Cole Slaw Dressing

Mennonite Monday started because I wanted to make recipes from the Bethesda Mennonite Church Cookbooks (both the yellow and the white cookbook for those of you who own them). I also wanted to take pictures of each recipe that I made, so I would know for future reference what the recipe should look like. I am by no means a great cook, but I think it will be fun to try new and different recipes each week. Not all of these recipes are for ethnic Mennonite food, but the women from Henderson know how to cook, so I can safely say that these recipes will be good. Check back each Monday for a new recipe and feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite recipe from these cookbooks, or if you have some tips on what I should make and how I should make it.

The idea to use this recipe came from a family friend who mentioned the recipe in this post on her blog several weeks ago. When we were young, our mothers would take us to Grand Island to meet another family friend. We would often go swimming at Island Oasis and have a picnic with fried chicken and cole slaw from Driesbachs in a near by park. As she mentioned, Driesbachs is closed, but their cole slaw lives on through this recipe.

"Driesbachs' Cole Slaw Dressing
1 pint salad dressing
1/4 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pint cream

Combine all ingredients and chill.

Pour over chopped cabbage.


  1. this recipe made way too much cole slaw for the 2 of us. but i can't say i minded eating it for 2 weeks! :)
    that was always a fun summer outing. as i kid i always thought the food was great and the pool we went to at the park was huge. it's tiny looking now.

  2. what is salad dressing? miracle whip?

  3. my granny said you must use miracle whip. maye makes it taste different. :) but probably still pretty good!

  4. Those were the good ol' days - Island Oasis, the park and Dreisbachs!