How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wilted Spinach Salad

Makes: 4 servings

8 cups lightly packed spinach leaves, torn into bite size pieces
3 small red potatoes, unpeeled, cooked and sliced
½ cup sliced mushrooms
2 slices bacon
¼ cup finely chopped red onion (I omit)
½ tsp corn starch
¼ cup apple juice
2 tbsp cider vinegar
½ tsp equal for recipes (or 2 packets)
1-2 hard cooked eggs, chopped or quartered
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine spinach, potatoes, and mushrooms in a large bowl.

Cook the bacon until crisp.  Drain.  Crumble and set aside.

Discard all but 1 tsp of bacon fat.  Cook onion in the fat until tender, about 2-3 minutes.  Mix cornstarch, apple juice and vinegar; add to the skillet and heat to boiling.  Boil, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.  Stir in Equal.

Pour hot dressing over the spinach mixture and toss.  Add hard boiled eggs and reserved bacon. Toss. Season w/ salt and pepper.   Serve immediately.

Extra yummy w/ mandarin oranges or pomegranate arils on top!

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