“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hubby's question to God: "Why do things good for you taste bad .. and bad things taste good?"

This type of reasoning makes me want to slap him aside the head ;) We were raised on pretty much the same mid 20th century diet; canned veggies, frozen veggies smothered in butter sauce, hamburger helper, tuna noodle casserole, not much fast food, but quick meals made from cans and boxes in the pantry. Cheap, over processed food, typical for that era.

I have a different question .. not to God .. but to hubby: "Why didn't your taste buds develop past the mid century?" ;)

Homemade Buttermilk Dressing

This is a formula for good tasting buttermilk dressing. It will last in the refrigerator at least a week unless it's inhaled ... it's so much better than bottled or even the little packets you make at home.

Take equal parts of mayo and buttermilk. You can use low fat if you wish. Add the following seasonings to taste: Salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice (just a little splash), a bit of lemon zest, favorite herbs such as fresh or dried parsley, thyme, a clove of pressed garlic or sprinkle of garlic powder, etc. Whisk together and chill. Serve on a nice crisp green salad or use as a veggie dip.

If you can't use a formula, then here's a recipe:

1/2 cup cultured buttermilk
1/2 cup Hellman's or Best Foods Mayo
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4-1/2 tsp. sea salt (to taste)
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp fresh parsley or thyme (if you use dried, use 1/2 tsp.)
1 small clove garlic, pressed .. or small dash of garlic powder

whisk all of the above ingredients in a bowl, chill for a few minutes in the refrigerator to let flavors meld. Lasts for about a week in the refrigerator.

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

Oh, i hear you. Sigh.

To get Duane to eat veggies - that would be a miracle. To eat them & like them - beyond my ability to imagine.

;)

Troy said...

I can relate with your Hubby's position.

If we all eat a diet of brussels sprouts, spinach, and kale, we may all live twice as long.

Or it may just seem like twice as long.

Your Buttermilk dressing sounds like it may make even brussels sprouts, spinach and kale taste good.

Troy