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Bacon Chopped Salad

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6 to 8 cups chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce

2 medium pears, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces

1 cup dried cranberries

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1 cup chopped pecans (you can leave this out if you don’t care for nuts)

8 slices thick bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled

4 to 6 ounces of blue cheese, crumbled

Bottled poppy seed dressing

Bottled vinaigrette dressing

1-2 teaspoons sugar, if desired

Salt, if desired

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon and cheese.

In a mixing cup make a mixture of approximately 70 percent of the bottled poppy seed dressing and approximately 30 percent of the vinaigrette dressing. Taste the dressing. If necessary, add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and a dash of salt. Add more sugar and salt if necessary.

Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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