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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Carlee's Cabbage


    To start this story, we will need to go to the way back machine.  This may explain a lot ;-).  It was the early 80s and I was right around 2 years old.  We were living in the Chicago burbs while my dad went to dental school.  We were getting ready to come to central Illinois for a weekend visit with grandma and grandpa.  So, I was on the phone with grandma getting the details in order.


   "What would you like to eat while you are here?"  Grandma asked.  With a little prompting in the background, I responded with "lobster!"  Oh boy!  Grandma asked "what else?"  I told her pot roast.  But it didn't stop there.  I proceeded to tell her step by step how to make the pot roast.  If only I still had that recipe to share!

    That brings us to a few years later when we were sitting in grandma's family room.  I don't remember the exact circumstances that got us going on it, but we started throwing ingredients back and forth for a recipe.  I think the original "recipe" included bananas, but luckily they were dropped before the first test run.  Surprisingly enough, our little game resulted in a pretty tasty little side dish.  My grandma and mom have been making it ever since and both always call it Carlee's Cabbage.



    The secret ingredient is Parmesan cheese.  If you haven't had Parmesan on your cabbage, you are missing out.  It sounds a little strange, but they really go well together.



Carlee's Cabbage

Ingredients:

2 T butter
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 medium potatoes
1/2 head cabbage, cut to approximately 1 x 1" pieces
1 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 tsp Cavender's seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter.  Add the onions and potatoes.  Cook until the onions start to soften and potatoes start to brown.
  2. Throw in the cabbage, stock and spices.  Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove cover and cook until liquid is basically gone
  4. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.

I've had a few people ask me about Cavender's Seasoning.  It is a Greek seasoning mix that my family had a very strong love affair with for quite a few years and I'm sure we all still use it to this day.  Below is a picture and a link to the product on Amazon in case you want to learn more. 

19 comments:

  1. Great Dish! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays at 9AM eastern time :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  2. The Parm sounds like it'd add a nice counter to the cabbage. Maybe I'll give it a try next time I make cabbage! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. It does give a good balance. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

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    2. It does give a good balance. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

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  3. Great dish! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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    1. We've been enjoying it for years! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. You mean there is no frosting? LOL Parmesan sounds great on everything! If only my husband would eat cabbage, sigh.

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    1. Ha! I really need to work a little frosting into it next time I make it!

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  5. Awww. That is so good! And this Jas from All That Jas must know you well. 😊

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  6. So what is Cavender's seasoning ? I've never heard of it... is there something I can replace it with ?? Thanks

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    1. It's Greek Seasoning mix that my family is obsessed with. I'll throw a picture at the bottom of the post in case you're interested. But it is pepper, garlic, oregano etc.

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  7. I have never had parmesan on my cabbage, but I can promise you I am going to try it!!

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    1. It seems like a strange combination, but a little garlic and parmesan is so good on cabbage!

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  8. Hi Carlee, I would never have thought to put Parmesan cheese with cabbage, but why not? I am going to have to give this a try, I may even have some Greek herbs and spices in the kitchen.

    xx

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    1. It seems like such a strange combination, but I really love it when it comes together. You'll have to let me know what you think!

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  9. Your Cabbage recipes looks delicious and we will really enjoy it! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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