Vegetable Salad...

Yesterday, we decided to check out an antique mall not too far from our house. As with any antique store, we find many goodies, some way over priced and some just the right price. I found an antique cigarette box, in the Franciscan Apple pattern for $95.00. I also found a booth of cook books, that were 40% off… not were talking!!I bought a cook written by Russell Gardner, copyrighted in 1984.  The over 300 recipes are from famous Texan’s; it is going to take me some time to get through this cookbook since many of the recipes we want to try. There are few submitted recipes that are just a hoot; one of my favorites is from Senator Chet Edwards. The Senator writes his favorite recipe is Stouffer's Beef Teriyaki, and if he is having dinner for two he serves by candlelight.
The recipe that I am going to share with you today is from former First Lady Barbara Bush. The original recipe is for a service of 16. I have reduced to a service of 8 and would work well if you had a pot luck to attend. The reason I suggest this for a potluck is the salad has to chill for 12 hours. You make this before you went to work and it would be ready when you needed it.Main Ingredients:1 lb freshly chopped spinach 5 hardboiled eggs, sliced½ lbs of bacon, cooked and crumbled½ medium head of lettuce, shredded½ cup shallots, sliced1 pkg, frozen peas, thawed, uncookedDirections:Place in order in layers in a large salad bowlMix in a different bowl:1 ¼ cup of mayonnaise1 ¼ cup sour creamSalt, pepper, lemon juice and worcherstshire sauce to taste Blend and pour over the top of the peas.Top with ¼ cup grated Swiss cheese  and chill for 12 hours. DO NO TOSS.