When life gives you holiday parties, make ranch dip I always say.
Okay, that’s a lie. I rarely ever say that. Mostly because I rarely ever eat ranch dip. I think it’s the texture and the fact it always always always reminds me of chugging super strong salad dressing. Not that I’ve ever done that. Seriously, I’ve never done that. I’m a modest salad dresser and that’s putting it mildly.
This ranch dip recipe fixes all that. I’m taking a few liberties by using the word “recipe” here since this is more of a to taste sort of thing.
I like sour cream in moderation. I like mayonnaise in moderation. I just don’t like them in my dips. What I do like and don’t feel nearly as bad about chugging (not that I’ve ever done that, seriously I’ve never done that) is low fat cottage cheese. It tastes better, the texture is better and best of all it’s better for you. Although pretty much anything is better for you than mayonnaise amiright?
So here’s all you need to do to make the BEST ranch dip ever.
Two Ingredient Ranch Dip
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Packet
This is why I’m having a difficult time calling this a recipe. I never measure. Ever. Depending on how many people I need to feed, I dump some cottage cheese into the blender or food processor (I never dump the whole tub because Sweetey Petey loves cottage cheese and he’ll want some later.) Then I sprinkle in some ranch seasoning. I whir it all together into a smooth consistency, taste test, add more seasoning if needed and whir some more. Repeat as necessary.
That’s it. Fabulously tasty. Fabulously thick for dipping. Completely customizable to your level of ranchy preference. Oh, and it’s super simple as well. Comes together in seconds! Unless you are too lazy to wash the food processor and your blender stinks and requires a little bit of prodding with a spoon, then it’s more like minutes. Still. Very little prep work and no measuring cups to wash afterwards! And isn’t it really all about how many dishes you have to wash anyway?
Oh! Sorry the blog has been a bit sparse lately. I’ve been working on painting the nursery (no VOC so no lectures please) and unboxing and organizing and boxing and organizing the mess that’s been shoved behind our bar for the past six months. Also, I’ve been reading a lot more lately. I had forgotten how awesome it feels to just sit and read a book. Quietly. With no distractions. Bliss. Anyway, coming up on Friday is Thrift Gift Facelfit and hopefully Monday The Husband will be in to give you a tutorial on that funky picture I posted the other day and made you guess on. I’m also going to write up a review of Girl Reinvented by Ann Moore (Allchin) of Cooking Dangerously fame. Not sure when I’ll get to that, but hopefully soon. That’s the plan Stan. Do I have any readers named Stan? If so, show yourself please.
Oh Oh, as another aside, I really hate photographing white things. Also, yellow flowers. That is all.
Question of the Day: To dip or not to dip . . . that is the question.