Post by applecrisp1 on Feb 13, 2017 15:53:32 GMT -5
Subject says it all. Do you just use any random jar to mix (and shake) homemade salad dressing. Or ??
For years I would use a container (for making salad dressing) with plastic lid -- nothing leaked, worked great, and then it broke. Then I would use jars that looked like had a good tight lid (that I cleaned out, had food in it before).
The olive oil sprayed on counter and on my sweatshirt clearly shows that the last jar was not a good idea.
I almost never use a jar, though I keep a small pint jar w/ lid in one of my drawers in case. I use a cereal bowl or a drinking glass and a fork or a small and thin whisk. I've also just drizzled vinegar, then the oil then gently season with salt/pepper and toss the salad. Depends if it is just for me or if DH will be joining me or for a guest dinner.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
The only jars that I re-use after cleaning thoroughly for dressings are those glass jars from Cindy's dressings. They do not leak on me and because they are glass, I know I can get them clean to re-use.
Post by swedishcook on Feb 13, 2017 21:44:26 GMT -5
I mix in a bowl whisking full force while adding the oil. The smallest size of this bowl m.bedbathandbeyond.com/m/product/oxo-good-grips-reg-mixing-bowl/105165 stands sturdy in the corner of my sink leaving one hand to whisk and the other to slowly pour the oil. Leftovers are kept in old, cleaned glass jars. Those from Bonne Maman are good with tight lids. They never go in the recycle bin. Perhaps this works because I rarely make more than is used for one dinner. Probably very unpractical for everyone else.
I use a jar if I am making a larger batch of dressing. I have a few jars that I bought that came free years ago with Good Season's mix - which I bought just for the jar. they have a tab you life an pour out of.
I also have another that came with a Misto from Costco. This one has a "trigger" that opens in the lid an pours easily.
Usually I just use balsamic vinegar and olive oil on my salad and measure with tsp or tbsp, depending how much I need.
Post by applecrisp1 on Feb 14, 2017 22:00:35 GMT -5
wallycat -- Making the dressing in a bowl would have been a better idea, than shaking the dressing in that jar. Spilling, spraying....
Karen -- Thanks for the reccos. And, is it me, but who thinks up the names for their products. Is it me, but what the heck is counterscaping?
swedishcook -- Thanks for the Oxo recco. I do have a BBB coupon, you know the one that they seem to mail out all the time. Ha.
cafelatte -- I used the same Good Seasons cruet for years for my dressing but then the lid broke. I think my parents have one stashed in one of their million cabinets (not used) -- if so, it is mine! And thanks for the Misto suggestion. I usually do the same and just pour the olive oil and vinegar on the salad.
I know I must have a glass jar that has a good tight lid, I will have to check out the fridge......
Post by applecrisp1 on Feb 17, 2017 15:31:15 GMT -5
I finally finished the jar of jam that I wanted to use, so I have a jar to use. For years I used the Good Seasons cruet (until it broke), then random jars since then. Last time, silly move on my part I used a jar with a plastic lid (more of a storage jar it didn't have food in it) and it wasn't tight enough. Hence the spill.
Post by swedishcook on Feb 19, 2017 0:10:02 GMT -5
This is the first time I've come across the word counterscaping. Found an article from WSJ where I copied the following: "After years of pumping out a legion of stainless steel, chrome and brushed aluminum appliances, manufacturers are now offering an ever-increasing and vibrant array of color, patterns..." Now I know that my white kitchen is totally out of fashion
Post by traildoggie on Oct 19, 2017 12:20:18 GMT -5
I use a small Nalgene screw top plastic jar. mainly though... I make the dressing in a larger container and instead of whisking, I zoom with a stick blender. it does not separate after. screw top plastic storage jar rarely if ever needs shaking. it always leaked below the lid before. so my thought is get stick blender and do it that way.