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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Grandmama Elliott’s 1000 Island Dressing

I remember spending wonderful times with my Grandmama Elliott. I even got to spend the night from time to time. I remember one night I was startled awake by a deep voice. "Do you want me to make you some breakfast? How bout some pancakes?" It was my Grandmama talking in her sleep. She was already planning our next day in the kitchen.
 When I was little, she would allow me in the kitchen to watch her cook. She moved slowly and purposefully around the small country kitchen. She taught me how to make this dressing in a small coffee cup... just enough dressing for the two of us. 

Grandmama's Thousand Island Dressing
In a coffee cup combine about 2 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise and 1 Tablespoon of Ketchup. Mix. Add mayo or ketchup depending on color. 
Add about a 1/2 teaspoon of sweet pickle relish. Mix, cover, and refrigerate.


  1. OMG I love it! Thanks so much for finding it for me! It's like my mom's Curry Veggie Dip! Mayo, ketchup, Curry powder and salt & pepper! HA!

  2. What a wonderful recipe that will never go out of style!