I have found a few "budget friendly" and crock pot recipes that call for a packet of ranch dressing powder that I'd like to try. When I got to the store last week to pick up a packet (I've never bought it before) I found that they are $4.50 a packet!!! I was shocked - it cost almost half my budget for the meal! Please tell me there is some ranch packet secret I don't know about. Can you get a big tub of it at Costco? I got a 24oz tub of taco seasoning at Costco for less than the 2oz ranch packet at the grocery store. HELP!