One of the ways you can save money on your grocery bill is by making things from scratch, for example, pizza and salad dressing.
This is a family recipe for Caesar salad. My mom had cut the original version out of some magazine, we tweaked it a bit, and now I make it from memory. Here’s it accompanying our homemade pizza on a Friday night a couple weeks ago:
1 head Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
a dash lemon juice
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
Homemade croutons (Toss cut up bread pieces with a couple tablespoons butter mixed with herbs or [my favorite] Tabasco sauce. Then spread out on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until dry.)
Combine olive oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire,and lemon juice using a blender. If you make the dressing ahead of time and keep it in the fridge, it will have a stronger garlic flavor. Pour the dressing over the lettuce and toss to coat. sprinkle black pepper and Parmesan cheese over the coated lettuce, tossing a little as you sprinkle so it gets evenly distributed. Enjoy!