We’d all make our own salad dressing all the time if it were easier right? It’s amazing how difficult it is to remember if your favourite salad dressing has 1/2 teaspoon of dijon or 1/2 tablespoon. This 2 minute trick will make making salad dressing a snap!
Remember a while back I made the alarming discovery that I was stupid? And then I solved that problem by becoming smart? Well, I’m even smarter now.
A few weeks ago I introduced you to writing your salad dressing ingredients on your salad dressing bottle. It was a way to make remembering your ingredients and the measurements of them all a thing of the past.
After days and days of unsuccessful experiments I came up with the writing on the glass bottle with an oil based paint pen. Sharpie makes them, although they’re hard to find, or you can steal industrial ones from your boyfriend/husband/wife/girlfriend/. I’m guessing your child doesn’t have one, because if they did they’d have written on something very important with it by now and we’d all be mourning the day you sent your kid to boarding school.
So. When I did that post I explained that you had to be careful when pouring the salad dressing because although the paint pen wouldn’t wash off with soap and water, or even in the dishwasher, it WOULD wash off if it got oil on it. In other words, it mostly worked, but not completely. Like freezing leftover birthday cake so you won’t eat it all, but then you just go into the freezer and scoop off all of the icing until 3 days later you have a bald sheet cake.
It was an experiment in progress.
Well didn’t clever reader Valerie suggest using Wite Out to write on the bottles.
I immediately went out and bought Wite Out. Yes, as a matter of fact, they do still sell it. For some bizarre reason.
It’s too clumsy to write on the bottle with it but it’s great for making the measurement line. THEN, you can write the ingredients on the Wite Out with a pen. And THEN … you can wash it with water, soap, oil or vinegar. To clarify, the paint pens do work. You just need to give them a few days to cure before you start making salad dressing in them. But I’m really not one for waiting.