Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tip for today

My kids love salad. My mom thinks it's weird (but great) that my 3 and 4-year old LOVE salad. Well, since we make salad pretty often, I was always running out of dressing. Not anymore! Instead of buying new bottles of dressing, I got good recipes for the kinds I make most often. The cool thing is the ingredients are some that I always have, so I never have to be out of dressing or spend money on it at the store.

Thousand Island
3/4 c. mayo
1/8 c. ketchup
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. worchestershire sauce
1/4 c. sweet pickle relish

Mix all ingredients. Taste. If it's too red, add more mayo. If it's to white, add more ketchup. I don't even look at the measurements anymore, I just squirt some ketchup and mayo in a bowl, then add a dash of lemon juice and worchestershire, and a good bit of relish. We like relish.

Easy Caesar Dressing
3/4 bottle of Italian dressing
1/3 c. mayo
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. mustard
1 t soy sauce

Again, mix all ingredients and taste. Alot of times I forget to add the soy sauce or mustard, and I probably add more parmesan than that. This is really good- I make this every time instead of buying the Cardini's that I used to buy.

I love having these easy options, and being able to throw a salad together whenever I want.

1 comment:

jennifer said...

Great idea! Do you have a ranch dressing recipe?? (maybe you have already shared it...)