Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Not-too-sweet-not-too-garlicky salad dressing
Sweet Garlic Dressing
Simply Delicious Too Copyright 1989
½ cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
few dashes of Tabasco sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1 ¼ tsp. ketchup
1 tsp. prepared mustard
¼ tsp. paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic, halved
Combine in a jar and shake to mix well. Allow flavors to blend for several hours before servings. Shake well and remove garlic clove before tossing with salad.
This dressing really isn't really sweet, not by my standards. Only one teaspoon of sugar and maybe a bit of sweetness from the ketchup doesn't really make this all that sweet. Not is this very garlicky. It's a well-balanced recipe - none of the individual ingredients really stand out but they work well together.
This cookbook is a great mystery to me. Where the hell did it come from? I honestly don't know. My best guess is Ollie's Bargain Outlet but there's no price sticker. The book cover is slick enough that I may have been able to remove the sticker cleanly. But that's just a guess - no bells are ringing. This really bugs me. What really bothers me is that it may have been a gift and I'd feel lousy if I didn't remember someone giving me something.
I mean, no, I can't remember exactly where every single one of my cookbooks came from but for the most part I have a clue. I have lots of pamphlet cookbooks I pick up when travelling and I may not remember exactly which cookbook was picked up where but I almost always remember some of the details. This is the only book I draw a complete blank on. Maybe the Cookbook Fairy left it. Ah, if only there were such a fairy.
It's a great little cookbook and I'll always wonder what recipes were included in Simply Delicious, the first book this author put out, since Simply Delicious Too was her follow-up.
We had Sausage andMushroom Pasta again this week. It's one of my son's favorites and definitely something I'll be repeating often. It helps that condensed tomato soup seems to be breeding in my cupboards. Where is it coming from? No matter how many recipes I make with this, there's always a can (or two) left in the cupboard and I don't recall buying more.
Question of the Day: Do you know where all of your cookbooks came from?