I love mayonnaise. I know it's bad for me, and I try not to eat it often, but when I do I really go to town. Take any condiment in your fridge and add a little mayo to it and it suddenly becomes a heavenly dip for all sorts of potato thingies. Mix it with chopped pickles and onions, lots of dill, some lemon juice, and salt and pepper and you have a tartar sauce so yummy you won't need a fish stick to want to eat it all in one sitting. Need a quick white sauce for pizza? Lightly spread your pizza dough with mayo and sprinkle it with Ranch powder mix and garlic powder, then top with cheese and veggies (or just cheddar cheese for awesome cheesy sticks). But only do these kind of things once a year, or you'll end up having to do a Jillian Michael's exercise DVD every morning and you will hate it. Uh... that's what I hear anyway...
This week has been an interesting mayonnaise week. I ordered some pizzas from Dominos (you know, because they are supposed to be all new and improved), and one of them was supposed to have a white sauce on it. White sauce on pizza is usually like an Alfredo sauce, yummy. They must have run out of Alfredo because what I got was a bacon, tomato, and mushroom pizza with a thick, slimy layer of plain ol' mayo oozing out from under the cheese. I kept trying bites trying to be sure, but it was so nasty I couldn't get through a whole slice. Good news is Domino's gave me store credit for a new pizza anytime I want it. Bad news is it would still be a Domino's pizza.
The other funny thing is that Cookie went to make a batch of Cookies and was unable to see the 2 big 18 count egg crates in the fridge. Being the smart girl that she is she searched through my cookbooks to find a proper egg substitute and came up with 3 tablespoons of mayo = 1 egg. 12 tablespoons of mayo later she had a big ol' bowl of yummy cookie dough. The dough's consistency was drier than usual so I was kind of worried, but they turned out light, buttery, and melt in your mouth yummy. Mr. Hotness told her she needs to use the mayo substitute more often.
So now I can add free pizza and yummy cookies to the list of reasons why I loooooove mayo. Why do you love it? Or do you hate it? You probably don't have to wake up at 6 to sweat with Jillian, do you? Lucky.