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Wilted Spinach and Bacon Salad

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Ingredients

1 pound fresh, young spinach leaves
8 ounces bacon
1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons sugar, raw
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt & pepper
8 green onions, thinly sliced
6 radishes, thinly sliced
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped

Instructions

Remove any coarse stalks from the spinach leaves and rinse well. Put spinach leaves in large salad bowls. Fry bacon strips in the oil until crisp and brown. Remove bacon with tongs and drain bacon to paper towels. Chop bacon and set aside. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add to fat in frying pan. Bring dressing to a boil, stirring. Pour hot dressing over spinach leaves. Sprinkle on the bacon, spring onions, radishes and eggs. Toss. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

Susan Gullstrand
Galesburg



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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