Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spinach Salad

We have two favorite spinach salad recipes.  I am sure I posted these before but when I made all of the blog changes, I accidentally deleted a bunch. Anyhow, here they are! I hope you enjoy them. :)

Warm Spinach and Mushroom Salad

4 slices bacon
2 eggs
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound spinach
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and cut in wedges.
Return 2 tablespoons bacon fat to skillet, stir in sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Keep warm.
Wash and remove stems from spinach, dry thoroughly and break into pieces in salad bowl. Pour warm dressing over and toss until coated.
Top salad with mushrooms and bacon, garnish with egg.

Spinach Salad (from my friend, Christine)

(beware of little fingers stealing the "goodies" out of this! LOL)

Fresh Spinach leaves
Pine Nuts

¼ cup each of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
1-3 cloves crushed garlic cloves
4 TBS brown sugar
*Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl. Mix dressing ingredients then toss everything together when ready to serve.

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