Karens Broccoli Salad


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I am a lucky girl to have a sister in law that I actually love to be around, and it's not just because of her good cookin'. There are people in our lives who are such inspiration and encouragement, and my sis Karen is just like that. I lub her! Well, usually a few times a year we'll have a meal with the family where a new dish will be added to our list of favorites. Karen made this a few years back, and this cool crisp salad has been a winner ever since. It's an evolving recipe for me, sometimes I add bunches of goodies to it to dress it up, and sometimes I'll leave it plain. It's just good. On a hot Oklahoma summer day, this makes a great lunch. Thanks for sharing Karen.

Broccoli Salad

5-6 broccoli florets (new cook tip- the part of the broccoli that looks like a tree)
1/2 cup chopped red onion (new cook tip- yellow, white & vidalia won't do)
6 strips of bacon fried up crispy and crumbled
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 cup mayonnaise (the mayo that starts with an 'H')
1/3 cup sugar (or sub with splenda according to taste)
2 tbsp vinegar

Optional add ins
sunflower seeds
golden raisins
cherry tomatoes
the kitchen sink

put broccolli, bacon, onion & cheese in bowl. Mix dressing separately, then pour over broccoli, mix well, pop it in the fridge and refrain from eating this for 24 hours. You'll love it.

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