Dear Mrs. Black,
Thank you for contacting us about your Kingsford Regular Charcoal. We always appreciate hearing from our customers.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience this problem may have caused you. We assure you that this is very unusual and would not expect this to occur. Would you please tell me if you are using the charcoal in the blue and white bag or the new competition charcoal in the tan bag? We are happy to send a coupon and you should receive it within 7-10 business days. We certainly hope you will continue to use and have confidence in our products.
Again, thank you for contacting us.
Boy, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I'm getting a coupon for a product I can't really even use. I was really hoping for a more helpful answer, but I'm afraid I'm not going to get it. I'm still determined to use 2 bags before I pass final judgement. I'm going to try using the Dinwiddie ring method for arranging coals. I've messed around with a little bit, but now I'm going to get serious about it. I'll explain it after I try it for a few days and actually understand it. I have a great sheet that explains it really well. I'll try and add it to the blog when I get to that point.
Today's recipe comes from a Betty Crocker cookbook.
Hot Oriental Slaw
10" dutch oven
1 small head cabbage
2 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. cornstarch
2 Tbs. vinegar
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 Tbs. grated ginger root or 1 tsp. ground ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 med. bell pepper, chopped
Slice cabbage into thin strips. Mix sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger root and garlic and set aside.
Heat a 10" dutch oven until hot. Add oil and spread to cover bottom of DO. Add cabbage, onions, carrot and bell pepper. Stir fry about 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar mixture. Cook and stir until vegetables are crisp tender and sauce is thickened. Serves 4-6.
The Finished Product
We really liked this, but then my kids really like cabbage. It has a nice tangy flavor and the crisp veggies are good. My nine year old daughter, Brandee, loved this. She even had the leftovers for breakfast. I'll make this again. Grade B.