Friday, May 06, 2011

Family Recipe Friday: Salad Dressing

The following recipes came from mom's kitchen:

French Dressing

I can remember eating a lot of salads when I was growing up.   My dad watched his weight and would often go on a steak and salad diet.   My mother naturally was looking for tasty salad dressing recipes.   This one was simple to make as well as creamy and delicious.  Bonnie kept it made in her refrigerator as well as homemade croutons for a quick salad.  One thing that made it easy was that it could be mixed in the blender.   I later submitted this recipe in the Family Weekly magazine that came with the Anderson newspapers in 1980.   This is definitely not fat-free!

    1 10 3/4-ounce can tomato soup                                 
    1 cup oil                                                    
    1/2 cup brown sugar                                            
    1/3 cup red wine vinegar or white vinegar                      
    1 teaspoon dry mustard                                         
    1 teaspoon garlic powder                                       
    1/2 teaspoon onion salt                                        
    1/2 teaspoon celery salt                                       
    1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauces                             
    1/4 teaspoon paprika                                           
    1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing    
Put all the ingredients EXCEPT the salad dressing in a blender and mix well.  Add the Miracle Whip and blend.

Thousand Island Dressing

Here's another dressing recipe that could be found in our refrigerator.   I now realize that the reason I eat salads more than anything was because I ate them as a child.

    1/2 cup chili sauce                                            
    1/2 cup ketchup                                                
    1 cup miracle whip                                             
    3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish                              
    1 hard boiled egg (run through sieve)                             
    Dash celery salt                                               
    Dash garlic salt                                               
    Dash lemon juice                 
Combine all the ingredients and mix well.   Refrigerate.

Family Recipe Friday – is an opportunity to share your family recipes with fellow bloggers and foodies alike. Whether it’s an old-fashioned recipe passed down through generations, a recipe uncovered through your family history research, or a discovered recipe that embraces your ancestral heritage share them on Family Recipe Friday. This series was suggested by Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist.

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