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Monday, April 4, 2011
As I kid I dreamed of the salad dressing that Lucy Ricardo pitched. I knew, just like everyone else who watched it, what it tasted like: fabulous!
The other night I was out, and my husband, inspired by restaurants that drizzle bleu cheese dressing over hunks of iceberg or romaine, dug up this recipe. When I got home I had to taste it, for quality control, of course. In an instant I realized, this was it. This was that dressing I could practically taste, years and years ago.
Mush 4 ounces gorgonzola or bleu cheese.
Blend in half a cup of mayonnaise.
Drizzle in up to a cup of buttermilk, to desired salad dressing consistency. Season aggressively with salt and pepper.
Drizzle, a la Smitty's, over ice berg, or, a la Beckham over romaine.
Garnish with finely chopped tomatoes.
If, for some reason, doesn't live up to your expectations, try it again, except this time have someone else make it. Food always tastes better when someone else cooks. Because then, it's like magic.