Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June Dairy Month - Day 3

Ranch Dressing

I feel like being generous today, so I'm sharing two recipes, which go hand-in-hand. Both are found in my Empty Nest Cookbook.

I'll start with the Ranch Seasoning. 

I mix up a batch of this and store it in one of my mini-jars.

Now let's dive into the dressing. Reduced-fat sour cream and reduced fat mayonnaise.

Add the seasoning,

and then the skim milk. As you'll see from the recipe below, the sour cream, mayonnaise and milk are all the same amounts.

This is so thick, and creamy, and tasty. If you like a thinner dressing, add more milk. It can't get any easier than that. The best thing is, you don't need to open a bottle of store-bought dressing and try to use it up. You can make a little, or a lot, according to your needs.

Dollop it on a salad, and commence to begin to enjoy.
Thank you ladies. You know who you are. You provide us with the milk that goes into all of these other wonderful products.

Ranch Seasoning
2 Tsp dried parsley
1-1/2 Tsp garlic powder
1 Tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 Tsp dried minced onion
1/2 Tsp dill weed
1/4 Tsp onion powder
1/8 Tsp ground black pepper
1/2 Tsp reduced sodium salt

Mix together, store in tightly sealed container. Add to sour cream, or use as a rub for grilled pork chops

Ranch Dressing
1 Tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp fat free sour cream
1+ Tbsp skim milk
1/4 Tsp ranch seasoning

Mix mayonnaise, sour cream and seasoning. Add enough milk until the consistency that you like. 

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