Sunday, August 08, 2010

savory sundays

Mama makes all her own salad dressings. She hates to spend extra money on something so simple. She doesn't like all the foo-foo dressings, just give her the old standbys. Since it's summer and salads are on most folks menus, here are a couple of her favorites. Just mix everything in a bowl for either recipe and refrigerate for about 2 hours prior to eating. Enjoy!

Catalina Dressing:
2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar, or more (to your taste)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
sprinkle of salt
1-2 cloves garlic - crushed

Ranch Dressing:
1 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp green onion
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 tsp minced parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove minced garlic
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp salt
black pepper

...may there be mercy in the breaking of bread at your table.


Beth F said...

Thanks for two nice ones -- I like to mix up my own because I like to eat chemical free and I like to control the salt and sugar in my food. These both look good.

Eleanor said...

I am really enjoying your Savory Sunday posts, Cheri! My grandmother made a faux Thousand Island that I remember to this day, always poured over a wedge of lettuce. Cracks me up that tony restaurants around here are charging $7.50 for basically just that!

auntie-c said...

Beth - I'll shoot over to you a couple more that Mama has given me. All yummy and so very simple.

El - Thousand Island is one that I refuse to purchase since it's so simple to make. I'm betting your grandmother and Mama have the same recipe. If you don't have it, let me know!