Broccoli & Bacon Salad

This Studio 5 Salad has Broccoli, bacon, nuts and raisins in it. I’d use Cashews! 

Do you remember the first day of summer vacation when you had all these wonderful goals? I was going to spend a half hour in the “garden of weedin’, a half hour on my messy hoarder closets, and a half hour in my loosely termed “exercise” room/basement. And I lasted about a half hour on that plan. 

I  wasted so much time this past summer playing and just dinkin’ around, watching those decorating shows and the gardening shows, and those shows that teach you all about hoarders and trying to organize your “stuff” that I thought maybe I was just organizing vicariously through all those guests on the makeover shows! Maybe I could learn to organize in my sleep! (that would be awesome) 

Funny Friendship Ecard: You're one stack of shit away from an episode of Hoarders.
Even though I don’t really like the sh– word, I had to laugh at this e-card…..Its so me! 

Well, I’m very proud to say this week I have spent almost a half hour in my garden weeding. And one flower bed is looking much less like its gone haywire. I really hate to weed. It’s probably my least favorite household chore of all,  Yuck. But now I can actually see progress! 

My hydrangeas are doing so so, not as good as last year…but surviving!  

                       Pretty pots full of flowers….

You can’t kill an onion plant, believe me, I’ve ignored mine!  And look at my crappy soil! It is amazing anything grows! 

This Broccoli and Bacon Salad has nuts added, cashews would be so delish added! It’s from Grocery Cart Challenge.

 If only I can only keep up my goal of weekly weeding in the garden instead watching THE CHEW or watching Nate do his decorating thang, or watching my favorite cooking shows on my DVR I’ll be doing good! 

We got a few tomatoes in September….and here’s our haul this week….just a few left now…..
This Broccoli, Bacon and Raisin Salad  is from The Southern Lady Cooks.

Anyways,  here is a veggie salad recipe that is so great for a get together pot luck dish or any side dish. It’s fresh and crunchy and I always get compliments on it when I bring it to anything. 

bacon is meat candy shirt
Meat Candy…hahaha…..Love it! Bacon makes everything taste better! 
This Broccoli and Bacon Salad added blue cheese. My hubs would like this one….It’s from Yogi Butter.

Ingredients for Broccoli, Bacon and Craisin Salad

  • 2-3 heads (or 4 cups) fresh broccoli, cut into florets 
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 7-8 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 3/4 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds or cashews 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup white sugar 
  • 2  tablespoons red wine vinegar

I love this salad for fall. I’m going to gobble up a whole bowl!