Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Buttermilk tea

As the days grow shorter, I find it harder to get a decent photo, so this morning I am in my kitchen enjoying



a glass of buttermilk! I have been participating in Tea Tuesday for nearly two years and have never seen anyone drink buttermilk with Kimmie and the girls. It's not something I put on my shopping list, but when I was at the store, I decided to pick some up. Some is for drinking, and some for making Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. It's been years since I've made my own dressing, using Hidden Valley's mix and fresh buttermilk. It's so easy to buy a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch, I had forgotten how much I loved the fresh taste of the real thing. So, as soon as I finish my second glass of buttermilk (yes, I like it that much, I've had one glass already), I'm going to whip up some homemade Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. Please don't let the title of the post fool you. I am not drinking tea today: just a couple of cool glasses of buttermilk for my Tuesday drink of choice.

Be sure to visit Kimmie for all the links (in the comments) to other Tea Tuesday gals. I'm sure they will appreciate your visit as much as I do.


15 thoughtful remarks:

see you there! said...

I drink buttermilk occasionally too and I don't think there are many of us who do. I buy it mostly for baking.

Darla

ooglebloops said...

Hmm, have never had it - but would love the recipe for the dressing!!! Drop by for tea if you get a chance..............

Yvonne said...

Never got the taste for it, but my dad used to pour buttermilk over his cornbread and eat it. I love putting it in breads and also for the dressings. Enjoy your day!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

We always have buttermilk in our house, even tho I don't drink it, it's a main ingredient for biscuits and cornbread!

Dianne said...

Ha! the title had me fooled for a minute...thought you had created a new taste sensation! =)

Claire said...

i may pass... can't stand buttermilk pancakes, so i'm guessing i won't be too keen on the milk :(
nice to share tea, though :)

~*~Patty S said...

don't think you'll EVER see me drinking a glass E ... come to think of it I am not a regular milk drinker either ;)

when I need Buttermilk for recipes I use my Mom's old recipe for making buttermilk...1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and viola...seems to work

Kudos for being very original in your T post and Happy Tuesday to ya dear one!
oxo

kimmie said...

My uncle drinks a big glass of buttermilk every morning :)
He's from Arkansas and it's a staple there.
I love drinking kefir and wonder if it's similar .... Just with added fruit?
Buttermilk would be great in smoothies come to think of it :)

Has it really been two years? Amazing :)

Happy tuesday!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh yes for dressing and soaking chicken, but I can't drink it! I don't think I have seen anyone drink it in years!! but looks like a happy t day! xx

Cynthia Eloise said...

never could stand the taste of buttermilk. not quite the same as tea in the morning. but try the ranch dressing mix in mac and cheese. tasty.

girlunwinding said...

I am not going to make a yuck face at your buttermilk because I use it to cook with on occasion. My dad loves the stuff as a beverage. And I give you props, I don't think I would have ever thought of it for tea on Tuesday. Enjoy!!
Happy T on T
~Dawn

Julia Dunnit said...

I have absolutely no idea what Buttermilk tastes like, or indeed, its origin. Although I have seen it in American Recipes, they are always the ones I don't use! However, if you say it's refreshing, as soon as I can, I'll try some!

Halle said...

I'm not sure I'll be trying buttermilk anytime soon...although, I do know that my Grandpa preferred it to regular milk. I'll stick to using it on recipes, thank you very much. :)

Jill said...

I have never drank buttermilk, only used it in recipes...may have to try a sip sometime. Happy late Tuesday to you!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I remember drinking it a lot as a kid-- tastes like liquid sour cream! I don't know if I've looked for it at the grocery store recently. ha! You've got me thinking now. My mother used it (still does probably) in a cold summer soup made with beets and green onions (the soup was Peptobismal PINK, but tastes yummy and refreshing!)