Joshua loved the salad and dressing even though he was skeptical at first. He loved it so much that we had it again less than two weeks later with minor alterations (I don’t have every ingredient all the time), so I’m counting that as a complete success.
As promised, here’s the recipe:
Bacon (stew chunks or flavoring pieces)
It’s pretty simple to make. Basically, you fry the bacon pieces to however crispy (or if you’re like Joshua, floppy) you like your bacon. Then throw all the salad stuff together.
For the dressing, just dump the ingredients into an empty bottle (preferably with a lid). The vegetable oil is the base, so add your juice, mustard, and honey to taste. I used a lot of honey because I only had the standard yellow mustard, not the Dijon or fancy brown kind. Then shake that stuff up like crazy (after you put the lid on).
Add salad to dressing and enjoy. I ended up picking the cranberries out of mine because I don’t like cranberries, but that’s the good thing about salad-the stuff doesn’t get unalterably mixed together until you eat it.