Friday, April 3, 2009

On the Menu at The ArtHouse Cafe

If you're a fan of the Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine, then you know she features a recipe in each issue that only has 5 ingredients. Well, I have a recipe that only consists of 4, (courtesy of my grandma) that is so delicious, you'll want to use it all the time.

Warm Sweet and Sour Bacon Dressing

1 head of iceberg lettuce

5 -6 strips of bacon


apple cider vinegar

Cut the bacon into small pieces, about 1/2 inch. Cook in a small pan until fully cooked, but not too crispy. You should have enough bacon grease to serve as the oil in the dressing. Add sugar (about 2 tablespoons to start with) and and about 1/2 cup of the vinegar. Cook over very low heat until the sugar is dissolved. The key to this dressing is to keep tasting it and adding more sugar and vinegar in small increments until you have the right balance of sweet from the sugar and sour from the vinegar. You'll know when you have the right balance. Just simply pour the warm dressing over chopped iceberg lettuce, toss and enjoy!