"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon poppyseed 1 tablespoon onion juice 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 cup salad oil 3/4 cup cottage cheese 2 pounds washed spinach 1/2 pound bacon, fried crisp 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 8 ozs. sliced mushrooms
Mix sugar, salt, mustard, poppyseed, onion juice, oil, vinegar and cottage cheese and refrigerate. Willl keep up to a week in refrigerator When ready to serve, shake dressing well and toss with spinach. Add bacon, eggs, and mushrooms and toss again. Serve immediately.
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