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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Do You Use a Salad Spinner? and a Recipe

Do you use a salad spinner? I have this one and use it all the time to wash things that I want to really get dry. It makes lettuce so crisp....put it in a baggie when you are done and store in your crisper. I use it everytime we buy a head of lettuce. I put the whole head in, after washing, and give it a couple of spins. It is always handy for a sandwich or salad. I think the lettuce keeps longer this way.

I just picked a handful of red leaf lettuce that is growing around my grape tomatoes in a large container. This is the time of year, that I like to have a wilted lettuce salad for lunch. Just the salad, a piece of buttered toast, and lemonade or iced tea. I'm having it today, but it will be part of a larger meal. I have loved this salad since I was a little girl, staying at my Grandma's house. Mrs. Fowler, who lived next door, would invite me for lunch and this is what we had. I brought the lettuce in, this morning, and washed it thoroughly then gave it a few spins in the salad spinner. Put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in the fridg. till time to make the salad.

The Recipe for Wilted Lettuce

6 cups torn leaf lettuce
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
3 bacon strips, diced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2-1/4 teaspoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 hard-cooked egg, sliced
In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce and onion; set aside. (Sometimes I cook the onion with the drippings and rest of the ingredients.)
Fry the bacon. Combine the bacon drippings with vinegar, sugar and water and heat till bubblilng.
Pour over lettuce; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add bacon and sliced egg; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.


Margie's Musings said...

Sounds good, Balisha!

Zoey said...

I think this sounds like the salad my high school friend's grandmother used to make when I went to their cottage and stayed overnight. It was delicious!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, I have one also
Looks a little different then yours
A bright yellow.
Love it....

Barbee' said...

How I Love!! that salad. Thanks for the reminder. No, I do not have the salad spinner, but I may put it on my wish list. Maybe I would do salads more often if I had one.

acorn hollow said...

I do use a salad spinner and your wilted lettuce sounds good.