Thursday, July 06, 2006

I know, all these salads look the same

Italian Dressing
Better Homes and Gardens Salad Book Copyright 1969

1 cup salad oil
¼ cup vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon celery salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
dash bottled hot pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients in screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Chill thoroughly. Shake again just before serving.

Makes 1 ¼ cups.

When all else fails, make salad dressing. I had planned on making a new sweet and sour chicken recipe but I really wasn't in the mood for it and ended up making Buttery Herbed Chicken again. I didn't want to be post-less today so I shook up this easy dressing which I really enjoyed. The freshly minced garlic really made a difference. The dressing doesn't have much color but it is very flavorful.

It's so simple to mix up salad dressing, I'm amazed that there are so many salad dressings on the market. Not that I don't enjoy commercial dressings, because I do, but there are almost always loaded with stuff you can't identify. Despite the many preservatives, I still end up tossing more bottled salad dressing than we eat because we don't eat salad that often.

I felt like I had a good streak of recipes going before this week but I'm struggling again. Hopefully I'll find some inspiration soon.

No Question of the Day today. That's how uninspired I am.


DancesInGarden said...

Then I will ask YOU a question missy! Do you prefer creamy or vinagrette dressings on your salads?

Anonymous said...

I have always bought my dressings,until last year.Now,I had much rather have homemade.So much better.

Annie said...

Awwww. Don't be uninspired. I look to you for inspiration a lot of times. You always have great recipes and ideas.
With all those cookbooks, I'm sure you'll come up with something great. (no pressure though) =)

ThursdayNext said...

I hope you have a relaxing and restful weekend; order takeout for a few nights if you can! You deserve it! :)

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I guess I prefer vinagrettes. They seem lighter - it takes less dressing to dress a salad. I do like creamy dressings, I just haven't got around to making any of those yet.