How long do these items stay good?
Going to Idaho in July from Phoenix and want to pre make some items but unsure of the shelf life. They will be in a fridge or ice chest.
Ranch dressing (made with mayo and milk)
Lipton onion dip
Pesto salad (with broccoli and cheese)
A fridge? If they will be in the fridge there shouldn't be any issue. Ice chest as in an insulated cooler? I'm a scardey cat. I wouldn't eat the ranch, dip, or salad (due to the cheese) after 8+ hours hanging around packed on ice or chiller packs unless I knew for sure it maintained temp. I've done road trips before where we took hard boiled eggs, cheese sticks and cut veggies in a cooler along with dry goodies. Well of course I worried about stuff staying cold so we ate most of it after about 3 hours into the trip!! Next time I vowed to just buy shelf stable items and keep the drinks in the cooler.
What is pesto salad? Do you make yours with pasta?