Friday, March 6, 2009

Liz's pick - Brianna's

You may find this hard to believe with all the references I've made over the last two years about the astronomical volume of cereal that is consumed in this household, but we also eat a good deal of salads.

I'd say that ours tend to gravitate more toward the savory side, which means that we need a good savory dressing to go with those croutons and cheese crumbles.

I'm kind of picky about salad dressings. I don't like anything that over-powers the salad. Dressings, in my humble opinion, are made for enhancing. And while for certain salads, I am apt to select something like a ginger-based dressing, or perhaps Lily's Northern Italian, I am a huge fan of the good old vinaigrette. It never goes out of fashion and it is the perfect pairing for my herby croutons. I have tried endless vinaigrettes, in my quest for the perfect one, but I keep coming back to Brianna's. I don't know what kind of fairy dust they sprinkle in this stuff, but the proportions are perfectly balanced. I've read the ingredients and attempted to "re-create" it. How hard can it be? It's a vinaigrette! They usually only have 5 or 6 ingredients. But, somehow I can never get it right. Oh well, lucky for me for just a few bucks I can purchase the next bottle of magic salad dress. And it looks like we're running low again, so I'd better scoot off to the store.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, Liz, having had Brianna's several times at your house. I always think that I'm going to look for it when I get home. Invariably, I forget. Thanks for the reminder. Here's to good eating. Love Mom