A steller salad. If you like BLT's, you are going to like this salad. I love salads, especially when all the veggies are in season. Yummy!
*1 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
*3/4 cup mayonnaise
*1/4 cup milk
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
*1/8 teaspoon black pepper
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried & shredded
*1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
*1/4 cup butter, cubed
*4 slices white bread, crusts removed & cut into 1-inch cubes
~Cook bacon in a large skillet, over medium heat, until crisp (or bake in oven at 400 degrees).
~Remove bacon and let drain on paper towels.
~In a large skillet, melt butter.
~Add bread cubes; cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
~Remove from heat and let cool on paper towels.
~Place mayonnaise, milk, garlic powder, salt & black pepper in a blender.
~Blend until smooth.
~Comine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon & croutons in a large bowl.
~Toss with dressing and serve right away.