“Eat like no one is watching.  Or dance.  Whatever.”

Every now and then I break down and eat a salad.  I admit.  Salads are not on the top of my list when it comes to things that I crave.  Therefore, I’ve often bought greens and ended up watching them turn to science experiments in the fridge.  Not good.  But there is some help for that.

When you get home from the store with your greens, simply stuff them into jars, cover with a lid, and store them in the fridge.  (I do hope you’re purchasing greens that are already washed.)  Stored this way they’ll stay wonderfully fresh and crisp for a week or two.  And I used the word, stuffed, for a reason.  Don’t worry about bruising the lettuce.  Just keep pushing it down.  The lettuce really doesn’t mind.  This gives you a little more time to eat the greens without having to have salad every day for a week.

And then there are the dressings.  Now and then I do like whisking up some oil and vinegar with a few dried herbs thrown in.  But I also enjoy store bought dressings as long as I don’t read the labels.  Do you know what they put into that stuff!  Besides that, store bought dressings are getting pretty pricey.  Enter homemade dressings.

This is one of my favorites.  It’s a ranch-like dressing that you can whip up in a minute or two.  In fact, if you quadruple the dry ingredients and store them in a jar that’s labeled, you can simply throw a tablespoon of the mix into the wet ingredients and have your dressing ready to go.

Ingredients, about to meet!


1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 T sour cream

4 T heavy cream

2 t white vinegar

2 drops Tabasco


1/4 t Splenda granules

1/2 t garlic powder

1/4 t onion powder

1/4 t celery salt

1/2 t pepper

1/4 t dill

1 t dried parsley

Mix all the ingredients together and chill well.  Use on salad or as a dip – but you knew that!

Jar of dressing, beautifully labeled, and a jar of lettuce.  

Note on the mayo:  I continue to make the One Minute Mayo.  I’ve altered the recipe a bit, however.  I’ve doubled the amount of lemon juice and added 1/4 t mustard powder.  I should go back and edit that post because this change makes it so yummy.  Let’s hear it for yummy!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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