Sunday, August 21, 2005
Things I Can't Live Without (Part II)...
Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing!!!
I'm not a oil and vinegar salad dressing type of person. I like my salad smeared with at least about 1,000 calories worth of creamy salad dressing. Mrs. TBF makes me homemade Thousand Island dressing, but my true love when it comes to salad dressing is the one and only - Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing. It's one of the "things I can't live without"!
For some reason, Ranch dressing does not exist in Europe. I've never seen it in any of my travels. As far as I can tell, it doesn't even exist in the U.K. - which I find odd. So, included amongst my "must-purchase" items whenever I travel to the U.S. are several of the beautiful blue boxes of real Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix.
A couple of weeks ago, I began to worry because Mrs. TBF announced one evening that she had opened the last box of Hidden Valley mix. Fortunately, disaster was avoided because she brought this dilemma to my attention in time for me to ask our friend Tom to bring me a few boxes of THE mix before he left the U.S. for a business trip in Switzerland.
Tom arrived at our house on Friday night. Not only did he bring the Hidden Valley, but he also surprised me with a bag of Fritos. Although I love Fritos (another thing that's not available in Europe...except for in Spain), I've learned to live without them. I've had to. It's just too difficult to pack a bunch of bags of Fritos in a suitcase without crusing them. But, Tom managed to bring me a bag in perfect condition, and it was a very pleasant surprise.
The first picture was the moment Tom presented me with the "booty". The second picture..."I love you man!!!!"