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.