Summer Salads

September 11th, 2009. Filed under: Nancy's Recipe Box.

The first recipe is from my Uncle Bud.  I was only about 17 or 18 at the time and didn’t have a clue how to fix something as simple as wilted lettuce.  Uncle Bud caught me trying to figure it out one day while I was at my grandmother’s house, and helped me out. 

The second is a salad recipe given to me by a friend, Norma Puckett.  It can help you use up some of the goodies from the tail end of your garden.



  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar & enough water to make 1 cup
  • 1/2 slice fried bacon and drippings

Pour over mixture of lettuce and chopped green onions.  Serve immediately.


  • 1 Sm head lettuce
  • 1/2 pkg frozen peas
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced

Mix together and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar OR 4 oz grated cheddar cheese.

Add 12 oz bacon fried, drained and crumbled.  Spread 1 scant pint mayonnaise over salad.  Cover it completely.

I think I have some bacon.  That wilted lettuce certainly sounds good right now.  It’s been years since I’ve had any.  I wonder if this was just a regional or family thing.


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