From My Childhood
This recipe was in my mom’s recipe box by Judy Swan. I also wrote one when I was in my 20’s. I laughed at first, because I thought I had not finished writing out mine. I then realized my mom had told me this one in the kitchen.
Let’s guess we were getting ready to sit down an enjoy a terrific meal by her. I was probably helping set the table and saw her taste testing the salad dressing. Because she was always creating recipes, she went by taste and smell. She rarely measured anything, maybe not at all.
She had taught herself how to cook. As a little girl, she was not allowed to help prepare meals. They did not have much money, so no food could be wasted if it got burnt or she left an ingredient out. When she married my dad, she could not even make coffee an eggs.
She not only encouraged me to cook like this, but I hear her telling my daughters to smell the soup then go to your spices. You will know what to add.
I imagine this is why my recipe card for salad dressing says-Always put more vinegar than oil. Test by tasting!