Spinach Salad from Ann
1/2 pkg. spinach (whole small leaf)
1/2 head iceberg lettuce (or buy "just lettuce" in a bag and use whole bag)
1 C. fresh sliced mushrooms
1 lb. bacon, cooked & crumbled (I use already cooked bacon & crumble it)
2 C. grated Swiss cheese
1/4-1/2 sliced purple onion
Combine all of above ingredients. Add dressing and toss just before serving (I've done it in advance before and it gets too soggy).
1/3 C white vinegar
1/3 C sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C oil
3/4 T grated onion
1/3 tsp dry mustard
Put all of the above in a blender and blend. Add 1 T poppy seeds and blend lightly. If I'm making this as an extra big salad to serve to many people, I'll double the dressing. Put about half the dressing on to begin with and then see how much more you need.
*As a variation this time, I used a new trick my friend told me about. I used cottage cheese instead of the swiss cheese to cut down on a little fat. I know it sounds weird--but it actually was really good. Just make sure to put the cottage cheese in a colander beforehand and rinse it really well.