Asian Pear and Spinach Salad
1/2 cup of bacon
2 T Sherry or red wine vinegar
1 t Dijon mustard
1 t minced thyme
1/4 cup olive oil
About 8 oz spinach, washed
2 or 3 Asian Pears, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on a paper towel and set aside. To make the salad dressing, pour the bacon drippings into a bowl. Add the vinegar, mustard and thyme; whisk to blend. Add the oil; whisk to blend. Season with salt and pepper.
Combine the spinach, pears, red onion and bacon in your salad bowl. Toss with the dressing.