It's the last Works-For-Me-Wednesday at Rocks In My Dryer! Don't worry - it's not going away, it will be hosted at We Are THAT Family (another of my favorite blogs!) from now on (starting next week).
I needed a packet of Ranch dressing mix recently for a recipe, but didn't have one on hand. Then I remembered that I had a book of mix recipes! I checked and sure enough - there was a recipe for it. I already had the ingredients, so tried it out. Worked for me! And frugal too!
Here's the recipe:
2 teaspoons instant minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
(Recipe also calls for 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, if desired - none for me, thanks!)
Combine all ingredients in small bowl until evenly distributed. Store in air-tight container and use within 6 months. Makes 2 tablespoons mix (about equal to one packet from the store).
To make dressing:
Combine 2 tablespoons mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk until well blended. Chill until serving.
To make dip:
Combine 2 tablespoons mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup sour cream until well blended, Chill until serving.
And stop by Kalyn's Kitchen for a Southwest Chicken Salad recipe with a yummy Chipotle Ranch Dressing that you can make using your new homemade Ranch mix! It's one of our new favorite salads.
Can you believe it's that easy? And those packets are starting to get pricey, so this is a great money-saving idea.
Making your own mix so you know exactly what's in it and so you save money at the same time really works for me! Go on over to Rocks in My Dryer for lots of great Works-For-Me-Wednesday ideas!
Have a blessed day! :)