We love eating
at the Melting Pot restaurant, a place that serves the most delicious fondue-style food. It is one of the few
national chain restaurants that we really like. The food is fresh and cooking it at the table is fun.
Unfortunately, it is a little on the pricey side, so we only go there for really special
One of the many things we like at the Melting Pot are the
fresh salads and dressings. Glenn loves their mushroom salad with the Italian Parmesan dressing. We wanted to learn
how to make it so that we could fix it at home whenever Glenn got a yen for it. Fortunately, we found out that
Melting Pot published their own cookbook and the recipe is in there.
Making our own salad dressing is so satisfying. I know exactly
what goes into it, none of those ingredients that I can’t pronounce, and I can make as much as I want to. I also
don’t have to worry about getting the right brand or ending up with an entire bottle of something we don’t like.
And it’s FUN! The craziest things happen sometimes when cooking…in this case, when you add the peanut oil to the
rest of the ingredients, whisking the whole time, the mixture gets thicker. It’s like a science experiment that you
get to eat afterwards!J
It's fine if it separates a little in the bottle. Just
shake it up like you would any salad dressing right before using it.