Lot’s of good recipes call for buttermilk, from fried chicken to tasty moist cakes. Buttermilk is something I often don’t stock in my pantry mostly because I don’t need it that often. The other main reason I don’t purchase it is because I can simply make it myself.
This is a family recipe that I have altered a tiny tinny bit. Basically Mom adds more mustard to hers then I do. We have had this salad at countless family gatherings, and I know it is still a top choice for both of my Brothers. It is really easy to make and I whipped some up this morning for small dinner party.
Aaron and I are going over to my younger brother Kurtis’s house to have dinner with his family. We are most looking forward to this dinner and hoping that little Cameron will love the salad and he will carry the tradition on for another generation.
I understand that most people already have a family salad whether it be potato, pasta, or macaroni. This is one of those recipes that is a crowd pleaser. You can make large quantity’s of this for large crowds, and whenever I make it I always get requests for the recipe. Looking for a simple side that is a crowd pleaser? This is your dish.
After making a 3lb Corned Beef for St. Patty’s Day I had plenty of leftovers. Making Reuben Sandwiches with the leftovers seemed like the logical next step. What makes a Reuben? To me it’s a fancy grilled cheese sandwich. There are few key things you need, mostly some good rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and a Russian dressing. So I’m not here to show you all how to make grilled cheese, more so to show that making your own dressing can bring a bright flavor to an otherwise simple dish.
My recipe for Russian (thousand Island) dressing is fabulously delicious. This dressing is so easy to make at home with things commonly found in most pantry’s. I highly recommend using this dressing the next time you barbecue shrimp, or even over a nice green salad. Save yourself some bucks, and make your own dressing, it literally takes minutes, and you can make as little or as much as you need. My next goal is to make my own mayonnaise to make rémoulade . Fun times!