We all devoured this first course at David’s Aunt and Uncle’s house Christmas night and got to know their good friends, Clee and Mimi Kingsbury!  They are both a riot, in fact, her first comment to me took a serious jab at my math skills ~ now that’s an instant friend.






Brown 3 slices bacon (I use the extra thick slices) – reserve drippings and oil.

In blender combine:

  •   3/4 cup salad oil (or a mixture of bacon grease and salad oil)
  •   1/4 cup vinegar
  •   1 tsp sugar
  •   1/2 tsp garlic salt
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/4 tsp paprika


Blend and then add – while blending:

  • 1 minute soft cooked egg


Wash and remove stems from spinach.  Dry thoroughly.


In a large salad bowl, combine the cleaned, dry spinach with:

  •  crumbled bacon
  •   2 T sliced scallions, chives or onions        
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Toss with salad dressing, poke more fun at your new friend, have ANOTHER glass of wine and enjoy!