December 9, 2009

Spinach Salad

1/2 bunch fresh spinach
1/4 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup sugared almonds
1/2 head lettuce
1/2 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 red onion
Microwave bacon on a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb grease. Cook for 2-3 minutes.Crumble cooked bacon. Then mix lettuce, spinach and mushrooms together. Sprinkle bacon, oranges,and almonds on top. Top with red onions. Serve with Poppy Seed Dressing.I usually double this.

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/2 c. sugar vinegar
2 tsp. poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. pureed onion
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
Mix all ingredients (except oil) until sugar is completely dissolved. While beating on high speed drop 2-3 drops into mixture. Gradually add remaining oil in a thin stream to complete emulsification.

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