I revamped the family favorite broccoli salad yesterday. The original recipe calls for Marzetti Slaw Dressing.
I looked up the ingredients in the slaw dressing and the first ingredient is soybean oil (many salad dressings contain this). It also contains "corn-cider vinegar."
We already use an organic/non-gmo safflower mayo, so that part was easy. Making it ourselves, also cuts our cost. I used
1 cup organic/non-gmo mayo, 1/3 cup organic sugar, 1 Tbsp. organic mustard, 1/4 cup organic white vinegar, celery salt to taste. I've never tried this with apple-cider vinegar, but it is easier to find, so I may just try it next time.
I also typically use homemade celery salt. It's very easy to make. Dehydrate celery leaves, and with an equal amount of flaked salt. I store this in a small canning jar in my pantry.
I don't make a lot of the celery salt, so the extra leaves are simply stored separately (for other uses too).
I have also simply diced a small bit of celery and a bit of salt too, when I was out of celery salt (since it was a fresh, cold salad).
I started another rug, and this time, I'm using up all scrap yarns, so the colors are simply "anything goes." I'll be sure to share it when it's finished. I have to rephrase myself. I told you all it was my first rug (yesterday's post), but it's my first yarn rug. I have made several rag rugs, also crocheted, using strips of recycled bed sheets, pillow cases and other fabric items.
Anyway, I dug out all my small bits of leftover yarn, from dishcloth making days, and whatnot. I had intentions of making granny squares with them, but decided I don't like using 4 ply cotton for hand towels
...even though they are very pretty. So stay tuned for the next "scrap" yarn rug.
I am keeping busy in the kitchen, while provisions continue to provide for us. I mixed up more homemade thousand island dressing for more salads.
We pulled another jar of pizza sauce, and I'm now down to the last one. It really did help us out for meals, so I'm very thankful I took the time to can it last season.
We are opening the pickles and have only a few more jars left, along with a few jars of relish.
I unburied another "unfinished" treasure. I started reading this back in May of 2013. I still have the bookmark in it, but never finished it. I'm reading this off and on, in between my latest Hemingway book. In it, I highlighted the words "relaxing is not goofing off."
Its a whopping -3°F today, with a wind chill of -18°F. School was delayed two hours due to the frigid temperature. One job today is restocking the porch with wood. At least the sun is shining today.