Before I get started for the day, I thought I'd let everyone know how it's going. I didn't get nearly what I wanted to get done yesterday. I did manage to make the appetizer dips and salad dressings. Today I'm starting the day with making the cheesecake... mostly because I know it is the hardest thing I'll be making (other than the turkey of course).
I also wanted to share a huge mistake I made yesterday. I was making Light Blue Cheese Dressing and the recipe called for Low-Fat Plain Yogurt. We usually keep a large container in the fridge for smoothies, so when it was time, I grabbed it and started mixing. I took a little taste before I mixed in the blue cheese and it tasted off. I figured the blue cheese had to finish it off. I mixed in the Blue cheese and gave it a taste.
It was one of the most disgusting things I've ever tasted... EVER!
It was so sour that I immediately thought I had something that had expired or gone bad. I started picking up cartons and containers checking dates and smelling the food. Nope. Then I spun the yogurt around and looked at the label.
My husband had bought Vanilla yogurt.
The sweet against the lemon and blue cheese created a curdled taste in the dip. I've vomited before and had a better taste in my mouth. It was horrifying and I drank a glass of water and chewed a piece of gum to stop the offensive breath that was sure to form. I tried to figure out a way to salvage the dressing, but it wasn't going to happen. Mostly because I wasn't willing to taste it again to see if it was getting any better.
Thank all that is holy that I bought extra blue cheese and still had a gigantic tub of Greek yogurt left over. I started again and this time, the dressing turned out SUPERB. I even thought about cooking up some buffalo chicken so I could eat it right then.
I'm going to also throw out there that I'm glad I made the mistake. I had never tried Greek yogurt before now (I know - what was I thinking) and was totally unaware of how creamy and rich this low-fat yogurt was. The regular low-fat yogurt was downright watery compared to it. The remake with the Greek yogurt was creamy and delicious.
Hope your holiday plans are coming together!