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Saturday Night Special

Busy weekend! I’m just popping in because I wanted to show you what one of our dinner components was; if you make this all the time then please just humor me and tell me what a cooking genius I am anyway…

Tonight I made marinated London broil, twice-baked potatoes, and this.


It’s an iceberg wedge salad, which I had for the first time at one of our favorite steakhouses a couple of years ago, and it changed my life. Okay, that’s exaggerating a little bit. Sue me.

Anyway, if you’re interested in making this, I’m going to tell you how I did it.

Core and wash a head of iceberg lettuce. Shake as much of the water out of it as possible; let it drain a little more while you do the next couple of steps.

Fry up some bacon (I used turkey bacon, in case you were wondering) and put it between two paper towels to get the excess grease off. After it cools, crumble it.

Quarter (or halve, if they’re that small) a bunch of grape-sized tomatoes and chop up some green onion.

Cut the head of lettuce into quarters and put one quarter, chopped side up, on each of four plates.

Pour bleu cheese salad dressing on top of it (I used Fat-free), and then sprinkle the bacon, onion, and tomatoes over that. Sprinkle a little bit of pepper on it, and Voila’: a salad that could change your life! Enjoy!

Now back to my family. Thanks for your time and attention.

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  • Mom24 August 30, 2009, 12:23 pm

    Mmmm, I love a wedge salad. Thanks for the reminder.

  • WeaselMomma August 30, 2009, 12:33 pm

    So, this is basically a house salad with iceberg lettuce that you didn't have to chop. Great restaurant scam though.

  • Melisa with one S August 30, 2009, 1:21 pm

    mom24: You're welcome!

    WM: Yes, yes it is. And you obviously missed the part about how I preferred that you mention what a cooking genius I am. haha

  • Teacher Tom August 30, 2009, 3:31 pm

    OK, this looks awesome. This is what we're having for dinner tonight.

  • Anonymous August 30, 2009, 3:35 pm

    From Dawn:

    You totally crack me up! You ARE a cooking genius and I so miss our infrequent dinners….wish it could have worked out to get our families together today. There is always NYE, though, right? :fingers crossed:

  • Sue August 30, 2009, 6:31 pm

    I do love me a good wedge (that would be salad, not wedgie)!

  • Michelle August 31, 2009, 1:08 am

    Yeah… it'd changed my life, but not in a good way πŸ™‚ I'm anti-blue cheese.

    But I am quite enamored of the plate you have it sitting on. So cute!

  • Meeko Fabulous August 31, 2009, 3:56 am

    I've never had a wedge salad before. I've seen them, but I've never been inclined to have one. You're a phenomenal cook! πŸ˜‰

  • LceeL August 31, 2009, 4:44 pm

    Anything that has Blue cheese, tomatoes, onions and BACON in it HAS to be good. And yes – you ARE a cooking genius.

  • Andie September 1, 2009, 2:48 pm

    I love wedge salads. One of my favorite steakhouse treats. I get mine with blue cheese crumbles and ranch dressing, though. πŸ™‚

  • Mrs4444 April 19, 2010, 1:04 am

    Great. Now, my mouth is watering again. Thanks a LOT! πŸ™‚