Royale Spinach Salad
The combination of protein-rich bacon and spinach, a
good source of iron and vitamins A and C, might be
just the power boost needed during the hectic holidays.
1/2 cup sugar
11 cup safflower oil
11 teaspoon dry mustard
11 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vinegar
11 teaspoon celery seed
4 generous bunches spinach, washed,
drained, stems removed
2 red onions, sliced thin
12 slices Royale bacon, cut in 2-inch pieces
and fried until crisp*
FROM THE MEMBER’S KITCHEN
1/2 cup walnut halves
4 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
Peggy Alexander’s Sweet Potato
Jalapeño Soup with Lime Cream
This Scottsdale, Arizona, member wrote that her soup
is absolutely delicious, very Southwest and tasty, and we
have to agree. It is all of the above and scored a perfect
10 from our Costco testers.
Combine sugar, oil, mustard and salt. Add vinegar and
celery seed; shake or beat well. Chill. Combine spinach,
onions, bacon and walnuts. Pour chilled dressing to taste
over salad and toss until well coated. Arrange tomatoes
8 sweet potatoes
on top. Chill well and sprinkle with cheese before serving.
2 cups diced red onion
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
8 cups chicken stock
3-4 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced, or to taste
1 pinch salt, or to taste
11 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
8 sprigs cilantro
11. Cook sweet potatoes, whole and unpeeled, covered
in salted water, about 1 hour, or until tender. Drain, cool
2. Prepare lime cream: Stir the juice and grated peel of
limes into sour cream to attain a pourable consistency.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
3. In small skillet, sauté onion in butter until soft. Purée
potatoes, onion and 1 cup of stock in a blender or food
processor, adding more stock if necessary.
4. Place in a saucepan. Add remaining stock, jalapeños
and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat
about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Ladle into bowls. Swirl a spoonful of the lime cream into
each bowl. Garnish with cilantro. Makes 8 servings.
Vie de France
Is it a pastry or a roll?
Costco Bakery croissants
are made with 100 percent
butter, whole milk and
for optimum flavor. The
flakiness comes from
layering the butter
throughout the dough.
A croissant can be used
as a roll with your ham
or turkey, as an appetizer
with your favorite spread,
as a dessert with fresh
cream and fruit, or as a
holiday breakfast with a
freshly brewed cup of
coffee. Whichever way
you choose to enjoy
your croissant, these
elegant, flaky treats will
help you with your
*Brands may vary by region;
substitute a similar product.