Western Salad Dressing


Wait!  Some of you have never heard of Western Salad Dressing?

Yum.  It’s a nice sweet dressing that I’m sure is really bad for you.

Here’s what Wish-Bone’s website says about it:

Try a savory twist on traditional French dressings. Try Wish-Bone® Western® Original Dressing. This rich and creamy French dressing is bursting with a savory blend of tomatoes, onion and garlic flavors. C’est fantastique.

It does come in “fat free” and “lite” versions.

I have to apologize in advance for the upcoming crabbiness:  you can click away now if you don’t want to read my whining.

It is raining, and due to some unfortunate circumstances with our re-siding project, which are really too long to go into here, we are getting water in our basement.  I’ve had to move my big laser printer because it was starting to get wet, and I’m having a little bit of trouble keeping up with the water that is dripping in.

The boys have already been dismissed early (they were at school from 8:20 until 10:20) in anticipation of the fact that this is going to turn to ice and then snow, and lots of it.  I fell this morning on some invisible ice on my sidewalk.  My rear end was sore, and I landed on my arm, and that is achy.  (I really am OK, I’m just…whiny…)

I don’t drink, but Vicki keeps suggesting adult beverages as the cure to my ills.  I’m beginning to believe her.

Whine, whine, whine, whine, whine.  I know, I know:  I’m lucky to have heat, power, food, health, etc, etc, etc.  But damn it.  I’m so freaking tired of this weather.



  1. Michele says:

    Oh Suzanne, grab those boys, pack a bag, head for the airport and come and visit me. It is nice and warm here. I have ready-made playmates here for them so kids won’t bug us, and we could quilt all day long. Go on. Do it.

  2. Terri says:

    I hear you! It is gray and drizzly here in West MI. Thank goodness I had a very, very bright quilt top on the machine to distract me…………there goes my sump pump again………ugh!

  3. Vicki W says:

    Oh man, there is nothing I hate worse than water in places where it doesn’t belong! I feel for you. OK, I understand that you don’t drink so just double the chocolate intake, it has the same medicinal purposes. A box of chocolate and a cup of hot tea often works well.

  4. Susan Italo says:

    Thank you
    It’s warm and sunny here.

    Haha! I’m getting a lot of mileage out of that poemy thing. I hope I get sick of it soon, or you’ll start crabbing at me instead of the weather.
    Poopy old winter.

  5. Kate says:

    Adult beverages won’t sort out all the issues, but you won’t care so much 🙂

    sorry about the weather & the water – neither is much fun.

  6. Mary Ann (mom) says:

    I grew up in Iowa, but we lived away from Iowa when Suzanne was growing up and her dad was in the Navy. We were mostly in Connecticut. When we visited Iowa during those years or if my folks came to visit, we always stocked up on Western dressing. It wasn’t to be found in Connecticut. It is WESTERN dressing, after all. You can use it on your salad or as a BBQ sauce or bake with it, yummy. Some folks might find it too sweet and thick, but we love it. The perfect chip dip is ketchup, Western dressing and cream cheese. More Western dressing than ketchup, enough to make it a nice shrimpy orange color.

  7. marcella says:

    Thanks for the dressing photo. It’s definitely a new one to me. Sorry to hear about the water, water everywhere. I hope the gutters work soon. Ours are filled to the brim and hopefully the gutter man will fix them before something bad happens. Our gutters are three stories off the ground – cuz our house goes down a cliff – so we can’t do it ourselves without risking death. sigh.
    Maybe chocolate instead of the adult beverage? Ice cream works for me too, but maybe not when it’s so cold.

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