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This past weekend, "The Ukrainian" and I decided to dine in. Dining in is something we would do more often if we weren't living apart.... gives us something to look forward to, I guess.
We both like to cook. Okay, well, HE likes to cook, and I like to cook when I feel like it. It saves us money, it keeps me from worrying about what's in my food, and I also don't need to dress any particular way!
Except during the supermarket trip.
I have started eating salad dressings that are NOT shelf-stable, which are sold near the produce in most supermarkets. I find that they taste a whole lot fresher and are really not that expensive if you watch for sales. I used to be the type of person who would eat their salads "dry"... without dressing. Eck! Now that I'm older and move averse to greens lately, I need a little flavor to help.
Marzetti's "Simply Dressed" dressings come in a cute bottle and many flavors, including vinaigrettes and flavors I've never seen before, like feta cheese.
To go with the dressing, I whipped up a quick appetizer. You'll see more of this in an upcoming post, but I basically prepared this tofu similarly to THIS method and marinated it in some hot sauce before roasting at 425 for about 25 minutes <-- recommended time; I left mine in longer and regret that!
And here's the final product. This is my vegetarian variation of buffalo wings. This actually made really great finger food for a Saturday evening.
This dressing has a mild feta taste, so if you're averse to blue cheese, this is a good alternative.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this product from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program to review, but the opinions posted are my own.