Friday, January 06, 2012

Let Us

For 2012, let us find PEACE.

So many in my life are struggling with difficult journeys. I wish them (and myself) peace as we navigate through the many trials. Let us see the beauty that is in everything, and the opportunities that arise from every situation. Let us have peace.

And...On My Plate, let us have lettuce and bacon. I don't care if one basically cancels out the healthfulness of the other. Let us find peace with both bacon and lettuce.

(adapted from Gourmet Magazine)

10 slices bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 cups torn lettuce
(Boston, Bibb, Romaine all work well...Iceberg, not so much)

Fry bacon until crisp. 
With slotted spoon, transfer to paper toweling to drain.
Whisk together vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper.
Continue whisking and stream in olive oil until emulsified.
In a large bowl, toss together (cooled) bacon and torn lettuce.
Lightly coat with dressing and toss. (Serves 4-6)


  1. Looks good, but is 10 slices of bacon enough? -Laura

    1. Of course, more bacon would be awesome. I had already greatly increased it from the original recipe, but feel free to bacon it up. :-)


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