Spinach Bacon Salad with Warm Dressing
mushrooms, thinly sliced
bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1Trim the spinach of coarse stems and blemished leaves, and wash.
2Pat the spinach dry with paper toweling, tear into bite-size pieces, and put into a large serving bowl along with the mushrooms and onion.
4Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a 12 inch skillet over moderately high heat until crisp -- about 5 minutes.
5Drain on paper toweling and reserve.
6Pour off all but 5 tablespoons of the drippings.
8Add the mustard, sugar, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and lemon juice to the drippings.
10Pour the dressing over the salad, crumble the bacon over it, and toss thoroughly.
12Note: To make ahead, prepare the salad and dressing, but do not combine. Cover the salad with plastic food wrap and refrigerate. Before serving, heat dressing and toss with the salad.