Today, February 22, Pa Lloyd and I are celebrating our 55th anniversary! It doesn’t seem possible that many years have passed by since we stood at a church alter and said those wedding vows. They have been good years. We were married at a small United Methodist church in Elmore. A few years after we were married the congregation built a new church, the old one is now a museum. 55 years ago was also a snowy winter. Because of the weather we had to wait a day to start out for our first home at Omaha Nebraska. It was a small one bedroom apartment, the upstairs of a home which cost $ 75.00/month including heat and electricity, furnished!
Today I am sharing a salad recipe that I have made for years, then sort of forgot about it and made it again a couple of weeks ago. It used to be my take to a potluck salad, hope you like it too.
1 head lettuce, washed, shredded and dried with paper towels
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green pepper ( I don’t use)
1/2 cup diced onion
1 box frozen peas, thawed
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 qt. Spin Blend salad dressing, mixed with 3 Tbsp. sugar ( I don’t use quite that much salad dressing, more like 3 cups)
shredded cheese, colby/jack or to your liking
8-10 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
I use a glass pyrex 9x13 cake pan, start with lettuce then layer ingredients in order listed with the bacon being the top layer. Refrigerate covered overnight.
Stay warm and safe and have a good week.
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.