This might be one of those "well duh" posts, and I'm sure most people have seen those dry ranch packets at the grocery store. That said, I recently found it in the form of 16 ounces.
My Sam's Club had this bad boy sitting on a shelf the last time we went. I SWEAR this is new, or new to me. I checked for you Costco members and it looks like it's available in this size there, as well. I used to always keep a few of the packets on hand, but they lacked the convenience and the spontaneous appeal you get when there's a huge tub of it sitting in your cupboard. I use this ranch mix in EVERYTHING now. Chicken, potatoes, hamburgers, roasted veggies, cheese balls, not to mention a lower fat ranch dressing (skim milk and fat-free mayo) and, of course, the dips.
I threw about a tablespoon full into my pepperoni ball recipe and kicked those up a notch. I religiously add ranch to my parmesan potatoes as well. I guess you could say I have a slight addiction, but this seasoning has officially replaced garlic powder as my most used dry good. What's even better is that I was paying almost $5 for a 3-pac of one-ounce envelopes, and now I can buy the 16-ounce container for under $15. If you are not a member or near a Sam's or Costco, you can also make the ranch yours on Amazon for about the same price here.
What's the best thing you've ever bought in mega-bulk?
[Photo from amazon.com]