Firehouse Salad

*Firehouse Salad*
Serves 4

A different type of coleslaw, with raisins, apples and roasted peanuts!  Delicious!  (If you don't happen to like peanuts, you can substitute cashews for them with great success.)

1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 large head green cabbage, shredded
2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup roastged peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 TBS vinegar
3 tsp sugar
salt to taste
white pepper to taste

Mix the raisins and hot water together in a small bowl.  Set aside for 30 minutes.  At the end of that time, drain them well and place into a large bowl.  Add the cabbage, apples, and peanuts.  Toss together thoroughly.

In a separate bowl blend together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar.  Season to taste with some salt and white pepper.  Toss this dressing with the cabbage mixture.  Cover and chill for several hours before serving.
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