Sunday, July 12, 2009
From my Cookbook Collection: Spinach Salad
This delicious salad was devoured at my place on Saturday! Big AL and two of my grown sons ate and ate and ate- until it was all gone! Okay, I'll confess- I had THREE bowls of it myself! It's that good!
It tastes exactly like a recipe that a family style restaurant (PIONEER'S CABIN) used to make here in Southern Illinois. I was thrilled when I found the recipe.
I wish the photo would have shown more of this beautiful walnut salad bowl. It is my favorite.
The recipe came from this book,
which is in pretty bad shape because it's one of those books that everything I've made from its contents is delicious so it just keeps on getting used, and used, and used again. And check out the price... $0.97 ! I've always been a bargain hunter- and this find was one of the best bucks I've ever spent! I've been making this recipe for about 10 years and it always receives lots of compliments. A great summer salad to serve without heating up the kitchen.
YOU WILL NEED:
2- 3 pkgs. fresh, washed spinach (tear into bite-size pieces if you prefer)
1 lb. cook bacon, chopped
1 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 can bean sprouts
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1 cup oil
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
Mix together and stir into salad.
*This is one of those recipes that gets soggy quickly, but normally, the salad is devoured in no time flat so leftovers are not a problem.