Another week has just flown by. The weather where I live has been so incredible the last few days. It feels like Fall. It isn't here for good though. Next week it is supposed to heat up again.
I have just started a certificate program. It meets all day most Saturdays until the end of the year. It has been a good experience so far, but it makes my weekends much less relaxing. I actually had class three hours on Friday evening and then again on Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
It has hard to focus for that long. By the end I was trying my best to hold on, but I was willing the teacher to wrap up class and let us out.
I made this salad a few weeks ago. It was a tasty recipe. I found this bacon pea pecan salad on a blog called 12 Tomatoes. I doubled the recipe and added green onions. I used Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise and greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I added red wine vinegar too.
The ingredients for the salad are 2 pounds frozen peas, 12 strips bacon, 4 green onions, and 1 cup pecans. The ingredients for the dressing are 1/4 cup Miracle Whip, 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
I deformed the peas. I cooked the bacon in the oven. I baked the bacon at 400 degrees for about seven to ten minutes on each side. I like my bacon crispy. I then added the peas and chopped bacon into a big bowl.
I added the chopped pecans and the sliced green onions.
I added the greek yogurt and miracle whip into another bowl. I added the red wine vinegar, mustard, and salt. I mixed the dressing ingredients together.
I then poured the dressing ingredients over the salad and mixed it together thoroughly.
This was a tasty, bright, and creamy salad. It has a little acidity from the vinegar and a little tang from the plain greek yogurt.
It was savory and full of bacon flavor. The pecans added crunch and additional flavor.
All the ingredients combined together well. It was a fresh and hearty salad.
It was a satisfying and delicious salad. It was a good recipe, and I liked all of the changes I made.
This would be a good salad for a picnic or potluck. It was yummy but still nutritious.