Bacon & Swiss Salad

I mentioned on 4 little Ferguson’s facebook page, that I had 30 cups of lettuce ready, because I was making THE Salad.  As in the only one I ever take to Holiday functions or Dale’s family would eat me alive.

For real.

It’s that good, and a nice change from your typical dinner salad.

Bacon & Swiss Salad {aka THE Salad}

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Bacon and Swiss Salad


  • 10 cups Mixed Greens, We Prefer Spring Greens And Spinach Leaves
  • ½ whole Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 packages ( 3 Oz Each) Real Bacon Bits
  • ¾ cups Miracle Whip {or mayo, but miracle whip adds a nice zip}
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese

Clean lettuce and pinch into bite sized pieces. Slice red onion very thin. Combine lettuce, onion, and bacon in a large fix ‘n mix bowl. Toss well.

Make dressing (can be made ahead) using miracle whip/mayo, vinegar and sugar, mixing ingredients well.

Just before serving toss dressing and shredded Swiss with salad.



Head over to post 2 for today:“Dear Abby”


Florida Bound & BLT Chicken Salad with Homemade Dressing

  Guess what?! I get to go to Florida and meet my preemie miracle identical twin nephews, Colby and Brayden!  Brayden is home already, but please pray Colby can come home while I am there so I can be the most help to Chad and Lauren!  He is still having a bit of trouble and hasn’t been released yet.  God is so good to have blessed my brother and sis in law with such healthy baby boys. The NICU nurses said it was such a nice change to take care of healthy babies that just happened to be early.  (They were born at 32 weeks on Mother’s Day!)

  I  can’t wait to get my hands on the little Monkeys!  Pray I will be ok without my own little ones though, this will be the first time and the longest time I have ever been away from them.  Makes my heart hurt just THINKING about it!

 Oh and while you are praying anyhow, say a prayer for Dale.  He does such a great job managing the kids, the house and the cooking, but let’s all pray he has an extra great week with extra obedient kiddos! 🙂

  Anyhow, on to the food part of this post.  You how there are just some recipes that HAVE to be made year after year during a certain season?  We have a collection of salads we make each and every summer, despite my love of new recipes!  🙂   This, is one of them……

BLT Chicken Salad with Homemade Dressing

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  • 10 cups Torn Leaf Lettuce (more Or Less Per Your Taste And Crowd Size)
  • 10 ounces, weight Grape Tomatoes, Halved
  • 8 whole Hard-boiled Eggs, Sliced
  • 12 strips Of Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Sliced


  • 1 cup Miracle Whip Or Mayonnaise
  • 8 Tablespoons Of Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Very Finely Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Make dressing ahead of time and chill. Mix salad ingredients per the proportions you want, based on your crowd size, and top individual salads with dressing before serving.


  I’ll tell you all about my trip when I get back home!!!!!!!!