Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poppy Seed Dressing!


I'm sure I sound like a broken record,
but, making the majority of the things that my family eats from scratch has been
and always will be a passion of mine.

It brings the greatest satisfaction

to sit down down and eat dinner as a family and to know that my own two hands and ingredients I took from my pantry and food storage created the yummy things we are eating.

I have been making Poppy Seed Dressing for years. Anytime we are having a party of any kind I make up some kind of yummy spinach/green salad and this dressing to go with it.

It is as easy as...
putting
ingredients in a blender and blending until smooth,
putting it in the fridge to chill and
"Voila"
you have homemade dressing that really tastes so much more yummy than anything you buy in the store and it doesn't have any "High Fructose Corn Syrup" or other ingredients I don't want to feed my family.

BTW...

you can get this great salad dressing bottle in almost any store including grocery stores. You will find it in the aisle that sells salad dressing mixes...it is used to make oil/vinegar salad dressing.
It's perfect for putting your homemade Poppy Seed Dressing in!

Poppy Seed Dressing
3/4 cup sugar (I used 2/3 cup sugar)
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp onion flakes
1 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
Blend everything but oil and poppy seeds.
When smooth slowly add oil—stir in poppy seeds.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

BTW...
this stores for weeks in the fridge and so pull it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you want to use it, as the oil solidifies a bit....shake well and then enjoy on your yummy salads.

"Happy Salad Eating"!

4 comments:

Connie said...

I love Poppy seed dressing but have never made it before! Thanks for the recipe!

Garden of Egan said...

That salad looks soooooo yummy!!!!!
What time is dinner?

You are so awesome to share recipes. They are always yummy.
Speaking of your recipes, I've got some brown bananas that are going to turn into something beautiful.

Our Paper Plates said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Can't wait to try it out.

By the way, my mother-in-law (Vernie Burner) told me about your blog. I think my husband is related to your husband - they are cousins? Maybe? Anyhoo - I love your blog and healthy recipes. Keep up the great work!

Creative Mish said...

This sound really good. I'm going to give it a try