Tuesday Twister at GNOWFGLINS.
I'd like to share with you a couple of things that have been twisting in my kitchen this week. First of all, I finally found a homemade "Ranch" type dressing that I like. Before I went all "real food" there was always a bottle of Ranch salad dressing in our refrigerator. The whole family preferred it over anything else. That is, until I discovered all the nasty stuff they put in there (even organic ones). I've tried to make my own a few times with less than stellar reviews, but this time I combined the elements from different dressing recipes & I was very satisfied with the results.
1/2 c. plain whole milk yogurt or sour cream
1/3 c. buttermilk
3 T. mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dried chives (or 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/8 tsp. pepper
Mix ingredients together in a bowl with a fork and then whisk to combine completely. Lasts about one week.
I also made another batch of my Homemade Barbecue Sauce.
The first time I had made it using soy sauce, and this time I used apple cider vinegar. It is really good either way. Even my ultra-picky 11 year old said it was yummy & wanted extra for dipping in. It could be a little less sweet, so next time I may try decreasing the honey & see how we like it. Even though my directions suggest making it 24 hours ahead of time, I had not planned ahead so I made it moments before I put it on top of some organic chicken legs & tossed them in the oven to bake. No problem! I'm using the rest of it today to marinate some steaks.