I have started making, and liking, my own mayonnaise. This is kind of huge, y’all. I try to periodically go back to foods I think I don’t like and try them again. I read somewhere that your taste buds change every seven years or so, so foods you don’t like now you could find irresistible in seven years! That’s kind of cool. It worked with broccoli, after all. So I tried with mayo and had another success! While I am shocked to find I love it just on a sandwich, I am also loving how easy it is to make dressings like Caesar dressing and this honey mustard — and how much better they taste with homemade mayo!
I came up with this one by throwing some stuff in a jar, as I am wont to do, and eyeballing measurements. For y’all (oh the sacrifices) I made a second batch and actually measured.
Honey mustard dressing
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 Tbsp. mustard
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Put all ingredients in a jar and shake the heck out of it
I mean, seriously. So easy.
Now, speaking of jars! My love of Mason jars is somewhat legendary. I make coffee in them. I freeze broths and soups in them. I make tea and more tea. I give presents in them! And my friend Vanessa and I spend a significant amount of time hunting the pretty colored ones in antique stores (fortunately we live in Nolensville where antiques abound). So when Vanessa emailed to tell me that Ball was coming out with BRAND NEW BLUE JARS there may have been some squealing. The folks at Ball were kind enough to send me a case of these gorgeous things (and I may or may not have ordered another case; ahem) and I’m just in love. The yellow honey mustard looks so pretty in the blue! The jars are to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ball Brothers’ “Perfect Mason” jar; I agree that they’re pretty dang perfect.
So we’re clear: the jars (okay, half of the jars) were free from Ball. The fan-girl opinions are my own and already well documented.