Oh yeah, that's right, I went and made both recipes this week out of pure, driven ambition. Or boredom. You decide.
I started off with the ranch dressing.
I added dill, Worcheshire sauce, and green onions (not pictured above as my bf was at the grocery store picking them up :rotfl: ) to my initial ingredients, and eventually added a bit of lemon juice as well because it was a tad too sweet.
PW says to test it as you go along, adjusting your ingredients. These were my taste testers:
After that I tossed the dressing in the fridge to get it nice and cold and started up the mac and cheese.
I bought a brand new skillet just for this mac and cheese because I realized my largest skillet was nowhere near large enough. I really wanted a big one so I was just glad to have a reason to buy it. It's so pretty.
Okay, so now I've got dinner. I whipped up a "my daughter is picky and doesn't eat anything in her salad" salad that my mom used to make just for me (isn't that nice?) consisting of lettuce, cheese, carrots, and hard boiled egg. Then I added that homemade dressing:
And voila! Dinner!
The salad dressing was SOOOO good. I was actually really surprised...I used it on such a basic salad that I expected it to be just okay and then I was practically licking the bowl. The mac and cheese was very flavorful, but I think I may have had too many noodles in mine because it wasn't as creamy and cheesy as I would have liked. I used 4 cups of noodles like the recipe said, but I was using large elbow macaroni, so maybe that made a difference? I even added more cheese so I probably had at least a cup and a half of cheese in there, but it wasn't enough. The bf liked it just fine though, considering he had seconds and thirds. It also heated up really well the next day with ketchup. :) Either way, I'll make both recipes again for sure, but I'll adjust the mac and cheese recipe with a little less noodles and a little more cream and cheese next time.