On Sunday we hung around the house all afternoon. For me it was
a shorts, flip flops, tee shirt and no make-up kind of a day. I puttered and
fluffed and David ran around the garden on his riding mower. I watched
a couple of cooking shows on the Food Network on Saturday and Trisha
Yearwood's recipe for Cornbread Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and
Maple Bacon caught my eye. You can find that recipe here.
Well there are two things that David loves ~ bacon and maple syrup,
so I knew I would be making this salad for him.
I love to bake my bacon. Love the alliteration here and this phrase will
stick in my head all day :-) What I do is line a baking sheet with parchment
paper and lay the bacon out flat. Pop it in a preheated 400 degree oven for
about 10 minutes and that's it. The bacon comes out flat and crispy and there
is no splatter and an easy clean up. Yummy!
In Trisha's recipe she brushed the bacon with maple syrup and then sprinkled with
brown sugar. When I baked mine this way I watched it carefully so that the
sugars would not make the bacon burn. It came out fine. The only problem I
had was keeping David away from it until dinner :-) No worries though ~ he
was a good boy.
I baked some cornbread earlier in the day too.
I used Romaine for the lettuce. I chopped up some tomatoes even though
I knew David would pick them out ;-) I made the Buttermilk-Chive
dressing and kept it in the fridge until dinner time. I love buttermilk and
you will always find it in my fridge. I use it in so many ways.
Here it is. The cornbread is cubed up like croutons and adds so
much extra flavor to the salad. Nothing about this salad is low cal,
but I consider Sundays a "cheat day". It's the one day a week I eat
anything I want. I can behave myself and eat nutritious lower calorie
meals on six days a week and then on Sunday I splurge!
And David ~ well he had two helping of salad. Obviously he
thought it was a hit. Oh and don't forget that Buttermilk-Chive
Dressing. It's the perfect topper!
Y'all have a great day!
BTW ~ Bentley had a couple of bites of bacon too.
How could I refuse???
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley