Recently, we celebrated Bert’s birthday and my uncle in-law gifted me with a whole bag of cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes from his garden. Given that I have a notorious black thumb, any time that someone wants to pawn off their garden surplus on me, I am so very happy to oblige. I’ve been thinking about a chilled cucumber soup lately, and then Uncle Joe showed up with a whole bag of cucumbers! Clearly the universe decided that chilled cucumber soup needed to make an appearance here at Always Daydreaming, so here we are.
This dressing/sauce began with my total failure to concoct something that would adequately replace the Costco-sized bottle of ranch dressing that has been a mainstay in our refrigerator since Bert started eating solid foods. The child puts ranch dressing on everything. Italian hoagie? Yes. Any kind of vegetable, raw or cooked? Yes. Pizza? Yes. All types of meat? Yes. Sometimes he even puts it on his hot dogs! Must I go on? Suffice it to say, the idea that Bert would eat just about anything without first dipping it in a white puddle of Hidden Valley is completely unrealistic.