When I was a teen and into my early adult years, there was a swanky kind of hotel just on the edge of the town where I grew up. I never ate there often but there were a couple of times when there were special occasions held there and I always loved their Thousand Island dressing. It was homemade and it had little tiny bits of cheese in it. It also had boiled eggs chopped very fine so those are two ingredients I always include in my homemade Thousand Island dressing.
There’s never a time when I make this dressing that I don’t wish I had the recipe from that old hotel that’s been closed for probably 40 years. Yesterday as I was making the dressing, the thought occurred to me . . my ex was food and beverage manager at that hotel for several years, before I met him, and I bet he knew how they made that dressing. I never asked . . making homemade salad dressing wasn’t a priority during those years. The really funny thing was that all these years I’ve wished I had their recipe, I never even thought about him maybe having known how to make it.
No . . don’t even suggest that I ask.
At this point, I’m not even sure I remember exactly what their dressing was like but I’m pretty happy with the way I make it. This recipe is pretty close but I sometimes add a bit of sugar to mine. Chad has never been a fan of salads but he scarfed down a good size bowl of it yesterday and he commented several times on the dressing.