I was so excited today--DH wasn't coming home until late tonight. Now, now, I love the guy, but it meant I didn't have to cook!
I've been waiting to try an experiment in replicating the Southwest Chicken Salad Dressing at Jack in the Box. I love that stuff, but just the packet of dressing is 8 points. I had read something somewhere in the last week that someone mixes plain non-fat yogurt with salsa for a Mexican flavor.
That didn't taste all that great, kinda' flat. So I got out the taco seasoning. I started by adding just 1/2 tsp. at a time, but finally ended up dumping the whole packet in. I used 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt, 3/4 cup salsa, and the one packet of taco seasoning. Let it sit for a bit so the dehydrated onions, etc. in the seasoning can soften up. Not exactly the taste I was going for, but it was close enough I all but licked the salad bowl clean. :)
Then, and only then, I remembered the creamy, definitely-not-diet, spicy ranch dressing I had at my sister-in-law's. It tasted just like Jack in the Box dressing!
Um, duh, I think I'll try taco seasoning in low-fat or fat-free ranch dressing. I'll let you know the outcome when I try it.
Sheesh, I hate it when my brain lags behind.