Salad Dressing Competition At Northaven Gardens

I have chunky blue cheese fatigue and wish more restaurants would make real Thousand Island salad dressing. Perhaps I should pull out my dusty Joy of Cooking and look on the inside back cover where I keep the trusty recipe I developed when I was a pantry cook in 1973. Every morning I made 300 deviled eggs, a gallon of poppy seed dressing, and a gallon of Thousand Island.

Nikki our favorite spice girl jarred the memory of my favorite salad dressing when she announced a salad dressing contest this Saturday, April 25, at Northaven Gardens. It’s a small part of their their Herb Weekend festivities. The guest judge is Chris Dahlander of Snappy Salads. Entry form and the rules are here. Deadline for registration is noon on Saturday.

8 comments on “Salad Dressing Competition At Northaven Gardens

  1. I noticed that comments were closed on the post announcing that SideDish was remaining open for comments. What gives?

  2. Ibid on the Thousand Island…or a good old fashioned French dressing. If anyone has a recipe please let me know.

  3. Speaking of salad dressing, I’m still ticked that The Porch has removed the Green Goddess Caesar from their menu. I’m with you…tired of blue cheese, tired of bland caesar. It was the only reason I went to the porch was a good creamy Green Goddess.

  4. @ Jane:

    From “Through Our Kitchen Door”, by The Dallas County Heritage Society, Inc., 1978. Submitted by Jean Frank.

    FRENCH DRESSING
    1 10.5 oz can tomato soup, undiluted
    1 c. Mazola oil
    3/4 c. Vinegar
    1/2 c. Sugar
    2 TBLSP. Worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp. Dry mustard
    1 tsp. Salt
    1 tsp. Paprika
    1 tsp. Celery Salt
    1 tsp. Onion salt

    Mix and shake well. Keep in refrigerator. VERY GOOD! (according to Ms. Frank)

  5. @LisaS
    Kent Rathbun’s new place, Blue Plate Diner has a salad w/Green Goddess. Haven’t tried it, but saw it on the Saturday lunch menu.