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Solving the Worlds Most Pressing Issues, One at a Time–Leftovers in the Mayo Jar

One of my favorite blog posts is called Unitasker Wednesday on the Unclutterer blog. They post items (as a joke) that can basically can only be used for one thing. Sometimes, I think the gadgets are pretty cool (I’m easily entertained and get a bit too excited about kitchen crap.)And, the comments are often interesting because you can get some cool problem solving ideas from them. This weeks Unitasker Wednesday is for a mayo jar scraper to get the last bits of mayo out of the jar. It’s not very costly, and it seems like you could find a few other uses for it. But if you bought every gadget you see, you are going to crowd yourself out of the kitchen quick.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Mayo Knife — Spreader | Unclutterer

Several people posted ideas for getting the rest of the mayo out of the jar. I thought that instead of getting it out of the jar, you could make a nice salad dressing out of the leftovers. How often do you get to have homemade dressing? It tastes so good and is really simple. The basic ingredients of a good creamy dressing are:
A bit of milk or buttermilk
Possibly some blue cheese
Here is how I would make it for each approximate Tbsp. of mayo that is left:
1. Add 2 tsp vinegar to the jar.
2. Add 1 tbsp milk/buttermilk
3. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper
4. Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder
5. If you have it, add a tbsp plain yogurt or sour cream (but you don’t absolutely need it.)
6. Add any of these optional ingredients to flavor it (I would only add one depending on what kind of salad you want):
Blue cheese crumbles
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. dill
1/4 tsp. Mexican seasoning or taco seasoning
1/2 tsp Chipoltle Tabasco
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp horse radish
7. Shake vigorously
8. Add a little more milk or a small amount of olive oil if it needs thinning out more, put on lid, shake again

You can always have a small taste and adjust the flavor at the end.
This should be enough dressing for a 1 person salad, if not more.


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This entry was posted on August 12, 2010 by in Eat.