Bacon Apple Salad with Brown Sugar DressingPosted: April 27, 2012 | |
Here is my Facebook status from last night, which drew a crowd of friends volunteering to join the experiment:
“I really do think I could live the vacation life all year long. Sleep late, coffee & toast, to pool to read and swim, lunch, check email, etc., more pool reading and swimming. Happy Hour. Cook dinner or go out to eat. Relax some more. Bedtime. Repeat. Why aren’t we all on this schedule all the time? The world would be such a happy place if it were. I think it might even wipe out PMS.”
I’m on the sixth day of this schedule and I can tell you the world seems brighter, my heart seems happier and people, in general, of all shapes and sizes and ages seem especially adorable. I think I may have discovered the cure for world peace. Yesterday at the pool, with some sort of soft jazz playing in the background I looked up into a blue cloudless sky and, I kid you not, someone was sky-writing, “God loves you. Jesus forgives you.” I started wondering if perhaps I had stepped into the Christian version of the Truman Show. But I’m going with it.
I have come to the conlusion that the cure for World Peace is for all of us to be on perpetual vacation. Well, that, and bacon.
I cooked up a mess of bacon from the remaining contents of our condo fridge this morning. Bacon alone makes my normally laid-back husband want to dance me around the kitchen. But I needed to make something lunch-worthy out of it. I spied an apple. Lettuce. Italian Dressing. Brown Sugar. Voila! Bacon Apple Salad with Brown Sugar Dressing. Seriously, how could this not be amazing? Let me assure you it is!
And in keeping with keeping me out of the kitchen and at the swimming pool, it is also easy. Enjoy it and visualize, “World Peace. God loves you. Jesus forgives you. Bacon is good stuff.”
Becky’s Bacon Apple Salad with Brown Sugar Dressing
1 small head of lettuce or spinach, chopped (1 to 1 1/2 cups per person)
1 large apple, cored and sliced thin
6 pieces of bacon, cut in small pieces and “stir-fried”
1 t. bacon drippings
1/3 c. your favorite Italian Dressing
1 T. brown sugar
Divide lettuce into two salad bowls. Arrange apple slices over each. Top with crumbled bacon, dividing evenly. In small skillet put 1 t. bacon drippings, Italian dressing and 1 T. brown sugar. Warm just until brown sugar melts, cool slightly then drizzle desired amount over each salad.
Variations: Try this vegan version of baconmade with wide pieces of coconut, liquid smoke, and soy sauce. Add avocados, dried fruit or use crisp pears instead.
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