Sunday, February 12, 2012
Homemade Ranch Dressing
We eat a lot of salads at our house. You may have noticed that on my weekly menus. I serve salad just about every night. I think fresh veggies are sooo good for you! So many vitamins and minerals are packed into a salad. But a salad is just not that great without some really good salad dressing. Hands down the most favored salad dressing in my house is ranch dressing. I practiced and tweaked and came up with a homemade ranch dressing recipe a few years ago and it has been a constant at our dinner table ever since.
I use to make a batch of it every few days, now I make a quadruple batch about once every two weeks. It is a nice way to stream line the process. Since I’m making it anyway I might as well make a huge batch and be done with it for awhile! :)
You can find the basic single batch recipe here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/ranchdressing.htm
Here is how I make a quadruple batch. I make it in my Bosch (you can also make it in a Kitchen Aid). First I measure and put in the mayonnaise and sour cream. I use the wire whisks and stir well…
Then I slowly add in the milk. I find if I do it slowly I can avoid having lumps. After the milk is added I add the lemon juice..
Then I add spices..
And mix well..
This will fill 2 quart jars. ..
As I said, this will last us about 2 weeks. I am not sure how much longer than 2 weeks it will keep as it has never lasted that long before.