17 April, 2012  |   3 Comments

The Spelling Game and my Cole Slaw Recipe

Do you like weird word games? I do.
Do you like cole slaw? I do.


Even more, I like barbecue pork and corn bread.
Add that to some of The Spelling Game, and I can call that a good night.

OEach player in The Spelling Game has three lives.

The first player mentions a letter as the beginning of a word.
Each player adds a letter to the word, keeping the word unfinished as long as possible.

When a letter is added, and it makes a complete word, the person who completed it loses a life.
The next player then begins again.

Here’s the trick, every letter added has to be part of a word, and not an odd letter thought of on the spur of the moment.

It’s because at any time, you can challenge the player to give up the word they were thinking about. If the player cannot name the word, they lose a life. If the player CAN give up the word they were anticipating, the challenger loses a life.


I’m thinking of the word Boobie.
I say the letter “B.”
James thinks of the word “Brogrammer,”
He says the letter “R”
Jared thinks of the word “Brickhouse”
He says the letter “I”
Erin calls Jared on it, “HEY! You didn’t have a word in there!”
And Jared says, “Boom POW, you lost a life, I was thinking of Brickhouse.”
And so on.

It’s funner than it sounds.

And during Spelling Game night, if you don’t like sitting in circles and adding letters to things, you can stuff your mouth with Barbecue Pork, Malcom’s Corn Bread and my Cole Slaw.

Helen Jane’s Cole Slaw Recipe

1/2 head of cabbage
1/2 cup of light mayonnaise
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
6 green onions (scallions)
2 shredded carrots (on the grater)

Slice the cabbage into slender, slender strips.

In a large bowl, gently mix cabbage, mayonnaise, cayenne, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, green onions and carrots with your hands or a large spoon.

Serve with BBQ pork, cornbread and love.
And some letters.

3 thoughts on “The Spelling Game and my Cole Slaw Recipe

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    Alyson says:

    I made the cornbread, the slaw, and then just seared a pork tenderloin and bathed it in the sauce. So damn good. Thanks for an awesome dinner. We’re expecting a baby in about a month, and every meal that I cook myself is a gift it feels like.

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    Gina says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this beautiful, vulnerable, blog posts, its nice for us normal people to hear amazing spirited women like yourself dealing with the judge within. Thank you <3

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