So the lovely L shared this photograph of a cabbage that her husband found at the market (seriously, this thing needs to be in some contest!) sitting with her daughter in the high chair. Rather, on the high chair.
Her face is priceless.
And holy schmoly cabbage!
How to Shred a Cabbage
Remove the outer leaves, and any leaves that are drying out on the edges.
Chop right down the middle.
Then chop each half into quarters.
The cut out the stem.
Lay the quarters on one of the flat sides.
And start slicing off the cabbage at an angle.
Until you can’t slice off any more. Gently separate the slices as you toss it into a bowl.
These work perfectly for slaw. (Recipe coming Friday.)
If you’d like some larger chunks for a soup or stew (recipe coming tonight), then cut into chunks.
And then separate the pieces.
Toss into soup or stew.
Tell us your favorite way to eat cabbage!
The stork finds the 10 pound babies in this cabbage patch!!
Alice Smith says
I am sooo glad Mommy picked me over this in the patch !!
Amy Murphy says
Seymour, what are you feeding this thing? Miracle Grow?
Debra Williams says
Young Leprechaun OJT starts young these days.
Sandy N says
“Mommy is this where babies come from?”…”It’s inside, right?”…”Yes! I’m getting a baby brother!!”
“…and you expect me to believe THIS is where I came from?”
Mary K says
Said the little girl, “Holy cow .. this is an awful big green ball to play with.”
Can I have this mom, PLEASE???? PLEASE???
I know we’re Irish, but do we really have to eat THIS MUCH cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day?!?
Good tip, I have tried various way to chop cabbage. I’ll try it this way next!
“But Mommy, when I asked you for a Cabbage Patch Doll, this is NOT what I had in mind!”
I heard someone say this cabbage was “as big as your head”. Is my head going to get *that* big??
I’m the Cabbage Patch Princess!
Mr. Stork can forget it! This one is going to require a 747 to deliver it!!
Wow! This must be where the twins come from!
L Dice says
you can take the kid out of the cabbage patch but . . . .
“I know I need more fiber, but this is ridiculous!”
This part is the blankie that covers you while inside there!!
“I’ll eat the peas! I’ll eat the peas this time, I promise!”
Aubrie Litster says
“I asked for a baby sister, and this what I get?”
Danielle Pontow says
Oh please mommy, dont make me eat the WHOLE thing.. Please
Melissa Miller says
Hey, where’s the baby?
Laryssa @Heaven In The Home says
That is an AMAZING cabbage!
Perhaps fertilizing the garden with Uranium was a bad idea!
If you make me eat all this cabbage my diaper will have a nice surprise for you!
Carol Dail says
I always joke with the kids about finding them under a cabbage…..
I thought there was supposed to be a baby in this thing! We’ve been jipped!
WOW! Now that’s the biggest nicest ‘Kraut cabbage I’ve ever seen! OK a quote for the contest let me see.
“This is from the cabbage patch. NOT ME!”
…Now this brings new meaning to “upping your daily veggies!”
This is not quite what I meant when I asked for a cabbage patch doll!
“I think I’m gonna need a bigger diaper….”
If you have never grilled cabbage its great. Spray quarters of the cabbage with olive oil non stick spray, season with salt pepper or seasoning of your choice and grill on low. If cabbage is loose use a grill basket.
‘how am I every going to clear my tray….’ smile and nod, smile and nod
Really mom?!?! You really think I’m going to believe this is where I came from? Riiiight.
I know you like to stockpile but did you get extra diapers?
Diane Fargen says
What? You expect ME to eat this?
I know this was cheaper than diapers but the leaves will NOT work!!!
Babies come from cabbages? What size baby are we getting from this?!!
Is this where the Easter Bunny comes from??? He has to be in there somewhere….
Cheryl M says
Okay, I’ll finish it but just remember I don’t change my own diaper—you do.
Did you you think that through?
Kate C. says
‘uhhh Mom… Is this where cabbage patch kids come from?’ ‘I thought that was just a brand and they came from Toys R Us’… ‘Are you going to make me eat the packaging…’ ‘I know your frugal but come on!’
Do I have to eat it ALL before I get dessert?!?
jennifer Cockburn says
“Mom, is this your way of saying that we need to about more greens?”
“Mom, does this mean we’ll be having cabbage for the next two weeks?”
“Oh no! Am I being replaced? I must find a way to defeat the competition! I know! I will smile and it will give me a even greater edge for cuteness!”
Great photos illustrating how to shred cabbage, very useful tips. The sequential illustration is very helpful. The child and cabbage photo is very nice.
“I know it’s an addage:
You should eat your cabbage,
So that life’s full of luck,
But enough is enough!”
I know you want me to eat my vegetables, but really mom?
Brianne Hoag says
“I was born this way….”
Brianne Hoag says
“Alright, I’ve got my green on, so nobody pinch me.”
“I was just sitting here minding my own business when this thing landed in my lap!”
Oh my……I’m getting gassy……just thinking about eating all of this! 🙂
Dianne Paul says
“Hurry up—I can’t hold this thing much longer!!!”
Kim in AZ says
Pass the Mylicon drops please. 🙂
Or, how many babies come inside this thing?
Tamara Burchell says
” Mom, does this mean I’m a cabbage patch kid?”
Mom…is this a CABBAGE PATCH DOLL?
Hi Erin! I loved this post. I was writing a post on how to make coleslaw well, and I recommended shredding the cabbage yourself instead of grating it in a food processor. I thought this post was a great tutorial for cooks who don’t have much experience with cabbage, so I linked to it!
You can see my post here: http://www.favedietsblog.com/why-you-should-make-coleslaw-today/