Did you know?
Sunlight doesn't ripen tomatoes. the warmth of the air does. Store tomatoes with
the stems down and they will stay fresh longer.
You can pick your green tomatoes at the end of the garden season, wrap them in
newspaper and store in your vegetable drawer. Take them out and set them on the
counter and they will ripen and still taste good.
6 bacon slices
1/4 loaf Italian bread
1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
1 small red onion
1/2 head lettuce
1/4 C. mayonnaise
1/4 t. minced garlic
1 T. fresh lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
In a skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Drain bacon on a paper towel. Drain all
but 1 T. of the bacon fat from the pan.
Cut bread into 3/4 inch cubes. Heat fat to a moderately high heat and add the
bread cubes to the pan. Saute cubes until golden. Transfer to a paper towel and
In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add torn up lettuce, onions, tomatoes, 1/2 of the bacon and 1/2
of the croutons. Add enough dressing to coat.
Divide salad among plates and top with reserved bacon and croutons.
Serves 2 as a main course.