You may not know this but besides cooking, I love sports. I know it isn’t everyone’s jam, but we are in prime Superbowl time. So, with that in mind, I thought I would dedicate a couple of posts to some super quick and easy game day dishes that are sure to please any palate. My philosophy on game day food is well, simple. If it can’t be done with ease and doesn’t leave you time to enjoy the game then forget it.
One of the most important items to have on your game day menu is an amazing condiment. I’m not talking about your run of the mill ketchup, mustard, or anything like that. Although, they all have their place, but that is another post all together. No, I’m talking about reaching into your fridge for a homemade jar of ranch dressing. Seriously, there isn’t anything better than that for a number of reasons. Those reasons include; you control the ingredients, you know what is going into the ranch, where it was made, and finally the satisfaction of knowing that you made it happen. Most importantly, you have made it for less than what it would cost to drive to the store and actually buy a bottle of ranch. How awesome is that?! I know, hold your applause. Also, I would be willing to bet that you have most of these ingredients around the house already.
Ready to rock the Ranch? Alright, let’s do this!
Homemade Ranch Dressing
This recipe has been adapted by me. To see the full recipe, please click here.
1/3 cup lowfat buttermilk
3 tablespoons mayonnaise, homemade if possible
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
In a medium bowl, add the yogurt and combine the rest of the ingredients. Adjust seasoning as needed.