One day I wanted to make a delicious pork recipe but it called for a pack of ranch dressing mix. So I went down to my local store and finally found the little packs of ranch dressing mix and was shocked at how expensive it was. There was no way I was going to pay that much for a small envelope of ranch mix so we ended up going home.
I ended up making a homemade ranch dressing mix from all of the ingredients I had at home but this is the best part. I went to get out my pork that had been thawing in my refrigerator that had been wrapped in meat freezer paper and guess what! It was pork sausage. I had never been so disappointed about food in my life. I was so excited about this delicious pork we were going to eat that evening and sausage just wasn’t going to cut it.
The next day we ended up buying some little pork loins and made the ranch mix with the other toppings for the pork and it turned out decent. But the ranch mix?! Let’s talk about it. It was incredibly cheap to make and incredibly easy to mix the ingredients together that it made me wish I hadn’t even gone to the store in the first place to look for the dressing mix.
I definitely like the convenience of store-bought items but nothing beats making recipes from scratch, especially when I already have all of the ingredients!