To me, Christmas is all about traditions.
One of my favorite traditions is our Ornament Exchange. You can read more about it HERE.
Usually, I try to find a beautiful ornament that I know all my sisters will love, but this year I went a different route . . . and picked something that would be hilarious!
I went with the famous “Leg Lamp” from the movie A Christmas Story.
Oh my goodness- if you haven’t seen the movie, you are probably thinking that I am so strange! But if you have seen the movie, you know that this is a major award!!! A major award that is very “FRA-GI-LAY”! Ha ha ha! I crack myself up. 🙂
Anyway, my sisters have no idea what’s coming; I am pretty excited to have one of them open it. It would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s Christmas tree! (Wink wink!)
And now, back to the regularly scheduled recipe . . . this bacon and swiss layered green salad. This is perfect for a holiday party or Christmas dinner- your guests will love it!
It’s simple and delicious!
Layered Bacon and Swiss Green Salad
6 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 (10 oz) package frozen peas, thawed
1 (8 oz) package Swiss cheese, cubed
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper. In a large salad bowl, layer half of the greens, half of the mayonnaise mixture, onion, peas, and cheese. Repeat the layers again. Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Right before it’s time to serve, add the bacon and toss, coating most of the greens and other ingredients with the dressing.
It doesn’t seem like much dressing, but it actually goes a long way! If you want your salad to have a little more dressing, you could easily double the dressing recipe.
Recipe slightly altered from Taste of Home.
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