Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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French Dressing
Mom’s Cookin’ Copyright 1986

1 cup catsup
½ cup vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 ½ cups salad oil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
3 teaspoons prepared mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon paprika

Combine catsup, vinegar, Worcestershire & mustard; - mix well. Add remainder of ingredients (except salad oil) and mix in well. Add oil slowly, beating as you do. Store in refrigerator in air-tight jar. Shake before using.


Yeah, another French dressing. This was a red one, which is what most people think of when they think of 'French' dressing. I'm building up a nice repertoire of salad dressing recipes. As delicious as some of the bottled dressings are, they're all loaded with preservatives, and dressings are so easy to make, why not make them from scratch?

This salad went with a Stouffer's frozen lasagna I made last night. It was free, part of the Easter promotion at one of the local grocery stores. I should have taken the free ham. This lasagna reminded me of canned 'roller coasters' - some Chef Boyardee or Franco-American product I indulged in as a young child. I was surprised - I've always like Stouffer's products. The frozen lasagna from Costco is much better.

This is one of those small pamphlet-like cookbooks. I bought it in the gift shop at the animal park down the road. I reminds me of the local Amish and Mennonite cookbooks but it isn't local -it's from the Lake of the Ozarks region in Missouri.

I should have had my recipes selected and my shopping list completed last night but I found it all too overwhelming for some reason. Probably because I need to switch gears and start picking out lighter recipes that don't use the oven. And I've been in this mode of using up whatever is on hand and well, there's really nothing left. I think it might finally be time for a trip to Costco. Maybe it will inspire me.

Question of the Day: What's your favorite salad dressing?


H0kie Erin said...

Hmmm...I really enjoy the Stouffer's lasagnas we get. These Costco ones must be really good. Too bad there's not Costco's around here.

My favorite salad dressing is the Seven Seas Creamy Italian. Apparently my grandmother loved it and now I do too. I have been enjoying the caesar dressing my brother taught me. Very good.

I'm not too picky when it comes to salad dressing I like any french (country, honey, catalina, etc.), italian, creamy italian, honey mustard, and most vinagrettes (sp?). I think I just like sour stuff. Yum!

Wanda said...

Ranch, I guess. I like bleu cheese dressing too.

Randi said...

I just absolutly love this salad dressing from a restaurant in Hollywood, FL. Last time I was there, I asked for extra dressing and then asked them to package it up and I shlepped it back to canada. It lasted me for awhile. They wont sell it and they wont tell me the recipe or where to get it.