Friday, March 30, 2012

My Grandmother's Salad Dressing

4 slices bacon
1/2 cup onions, minced (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
parsely, minced
This is my Grandmother's dressing for German Potato Salad, but I use it for Wilted lettuce also.  I think she did too.  This recipe was not written anywhere until I got married and asked her to write out some of my favorite recipes of hers. So, the amounts were guess-timates.

Spinach Salad with Cashews

I love the salad dressing with this recipe. It uses part of the drippings from the cooked bacon. Yum!

1 pound Fresh Spinach
8 slices Bacon
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1 small Onion, grated
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 pound Fresh Mushroom, sliced
2 cups Whole Cashews
Parmesan Cheese for topping

For dressing, fry bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add olive oil, vinegar and 1/4 cup Parmesan to drippings, mix well. Put mayonnaise in a separate bowl and add the bacon mixture, stirring while adding. Assemble desired ingredients for salad and dress.

Adapted from 'Good Cookin' from the Heart of Virginia' recipe by Lisa Szymczyk Ramsey

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Walking, listening to my ipod shuffle

I have my ipod shuffle set to 'random'. This afternoon it seemed to shuffle between Leonard Cohen and Berlioz Requiem.  I know I've got more tunes on that shuffle!  The random generator algorithm on that thing is poor!