Spring has sprung!  I know this is true because my body has made a change over the last week to start to crave lighter meals and salads...  a sure sign when you live in heartland of America. 

Time for simple salads and almost anything goes!  I've been craving my favorite 7 layer salad, which includes layers of lettuce and peas with cheese and bacon on top, held together with a mayonnaise dressing... but my kids prefer Ranch Dressing.  If yours do too, enjoy this salad and watch them gobble up their greens!

Try a layered salad in a trifle bowl for a delicious meal and pretty presentation.

From the bottom up, layer;

1 bag fresh spinach or  mixed lettuce
1 c fresh or frozen peas
sliced hard boiled eggs (about 6)
1 - 16 oz. container sour cream mixed with 1 dry pkg. ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Top with 1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon

Cover and chill overnight.  Serve!


(I prefer the traditional dressing; the mayo is mixed with a bit of sugar, salt and pepper - but kids and Ranch... they love it.)




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