I think I have a slight addiction to Ranch Dressing. As a kid I thought it was disgusting…but I had never tried it. It was something about the name I didn’t like. My parents were Bleu Cheese or Italian dressing kind of people and bleu cheese is still one of my favs.
Anyway I believe I first got to taste it my senior year of high school. I was a hostess at a restaurant and I was eating French fries with bleu cheese dressing on my break. One of the waiters suggested ranch also being good with fries and I gave it a try. That place had some of the best ranch ever – they made it in house. I can still remember its flavor.
In my house Ranch is one of those things that are always on hand – just like milk and eggs. We especially had to keep a good supply of it when HD (BD’s really awesome older brother) moved in with us for a while. We all especially loved it with tater tots…always the go to side when we needed something easy.
Ok, by now you’re wondering what the hell this post is all about. I’ll get to the point. Moving has had some serious effect on my waistline. Between packing and then unpacking and not doing our regular shopping routine, we have eaten out an unusual amount in the past month. This has led to some weight gain. Not like ten pounds or anything but enough where I’m like: “Damn it! These shorts are a bit too snug!”. So I have been trying to be extra careful with what I eat. This week raw broccoli is my afternoon snack. I had gotten pretty bored with apples, carrots, and bananas. I decided that I would allow myself a smidge of ranch to go with. Broccoli isn’t all that interesting raw and by itself. So I picked up some “Light” Ranch at the store. Its like half the fat and I was hoping still decent tasting.
You might as well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, but I couldn’t tell a difference. It was creamy, herby, and tasty. I don’t think I’ll go back after this. I’m all for saving calories as long as it doesn’t sacrifice flavor. Sacrificing flavor to me is sacrilege. I won’t do it and thankfully it appears I won’t have to.