Submitted by Mary Jo Verhulst, trombone mom

This one was requested after our 2001 Potluck dinner.

Light Lettuce Salad

  1. Romaine Lettuce..1 bunch, broken into pieces. A couple of Red Lettuce leaves add color.
  2. Mandarin oranges--I use one small can, drained.
  3. 1 small package sliced or slivered almonds.
  4. 4 pcs turkey bacon (cooked between 2 paper towels 3 minutes in microwave). Optional...I never have used.

Oil & Vinegar Dressing

  1. Canola oil - 6 Tbsp.
  2. Sugar - 3 Tbsp.
  3. RED WINE VINEGAR - 3 Tbsp. This is the secret that gives the zip. Don't substitute other vinegar.
  4. Scant 1/2 tsp salt.

Mix dressing previous night. Pour over salad just before serving.

Substitute 4 packets of Equaltm for sugar if desired.