The hubby and I went to a late afternoon matinee of "The Hangover" and ate way too much popcorn!  What was I thinking when I said we'd share a "large" tub...although we did make quite a dent in it!  

Needed to eat something green for dinner after that!  Fortunately I had all the fixings for a fabulous salad already prepped in the refrigerator!  The red leaf lettuce and baby kale mixtures were already washed, dried and torn.  I had some beautiful grape tomatoes that I had sliced for a party yesterday (Caesar Salad Bruschetta), a couple of pieces of my thai spicy bacon and half of an avocado.  I was out of blue cheese but subbed some goat cheese.  Trader Joe's sell these nifty little bags of 6 individually wrapped goat cheese "coins" --one is the perfect serving size for a large bowl of salad.  

Best salad topping: thai bacon

In microwave, cook 4 pieces of bacon for 3-4 minutes, you do not want it crispy, but most of the fat cooked off.

In a small bowl mix 1 T. of brown sugar with 1 T. of sambal olek (thai chili paste), stir and dip bacon into mixture. Brush off excess.

Line baking pan with foil, spray cooling rack with Pam or other non-stick spray. Place bacon on rack.  Bake at 400 for 4 minutes, flip and continue baking for 4 more minutes.  (For those of you who have had my thai burgers--you know you love this bacon!  I've also been serving it with my breakfast buffets!)

Need ideas for great summer main dish salads?  Still a few openings in my cooking class on Tuesday, June 18th 7pm 
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