Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing & a big Happy Birthday! #SundaySupper

Happy Birthday Sunday Supper!

Looking back, it really seems like no time has passed at all.  And yet it’s been two years. Sunday Supper is celebrating it’s 2nd Birthday this month. While I’ve been around since the start, I did not participate in the first couple, my first Sunday Supper was actually February 11, 2012 with these delicious Pink Champagne Cupcakes with Strawberry Champagne Frosting. It was a Romance Dinner theme and those cupcakes have been popular on my blog ever since!

Over the past two years I have participated in so many themes, met so many amazing friends and bonded with Isabel from Family Foodie, founder of Sunday Supper  and she has become one of my closest, best, personal friends. Today’s theme is about memories. Our favorite memory from Sunday Supper’s past. This was so much harder to do than you think. When you work with one of your best friends, you forget which things are a result of the friendship, and which are a result of actual Sunday Supper. I remember when we started sharing the links we share them now, I remember creating the facebook page, I remember moving to the forums, I remember the most hilarious Sunday Supper conversations every Sunday night at 7pm EST on twitter. But the thing is, there is one thing that stands out in my mind. It happened this year. I’m sure for many it will be their favorite memory.

The Food and Wine Conference sponsored by Sunday Supper.

It was truly amazing meeting so many fabulous Sunday Supper gals (and guys). The memories made that weekend still live in my heart and make me smile on a fairly regular basis. I remember seeing Isabel in person for the first time. Her face lit up as she picked me up at the airport in her hometown. I had never seen a more sincere, heart warming smile and I knew we were going to have a fabulous weekend. And we did. The drive up to Orlando passed in a mere 10 minutes (not really it was 2 hour but I didn’t notice), we talked and talked and laughed and hung out with her awesome daughter and her best friend. I remember arriving at Rosen I was just completely overwhelmed by it’s size, beauty and the fact that it was finally here and happening.

Later when I finally had the chance to meet these wonderful Sunday Supper ladies in person, it was surreal. Standing in a hallway by the registration table, all these friendly faces kept appearing and I recognized them. Truly knew who they were from seeing their profile pictures on FB, twitter and in the forums! It was very, very cool. The friendships that were made that weekend as we learned how to grow our blogs, networked with other food bloggers and ate great food, socialized and listened to wonderful sessions, memories were made.

And by far, until the Summer of 2014 when I will once again be traveling to Orlando, Florida, this time with my son and daughter in tow, I can say with certainty that the Food and Wine Conference 2013 was my favorite Sunday Supper memory so far.

Also, I brought some Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing today.

Because you know a Sunday Supper post would not be complete without a recipe. And this one is good. And very easy. And delicious and quite frankly goes really good over a spinach salad. Just saying.

 Homemade Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing

5.0 from 3 reviews

Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing & a big Happy Birthday! #SundaySupper
 
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Serves: 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ⅛-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 7 cooked bacon strips, drained and finely crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. In a blender, blend the mayo, vinegar, light corn syrup, salt and pepper until smooth. Add the green onion and bacon.
  2. Pour into a mason jar(s) and refrigerate the dressing for at least 2 hours. The longer you wait, the more the flavors combine. Serve over spinach or a salad.

 

Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing

Don’t forget to check out all the fantastic recipes coming at you today! Plenty of awesome food and we are all celebrating our favorite memories of Sunday Supper! Please join us!

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Comments

    • says

      haha I picked it because I’ve been known to be the queen of bacon around here. I adore my Sunday Supper friends and you are one of them. So blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great group of amazing people!

  1. says

    That would be my favorite memory as well! I still hope and pray this happens for me this year. Finances may not make it possible but we are trying so hard because my husband knows how much it means to me, it’s crazy the expenses that creep up with a new home and a new baby! I’m hoping to make this happen and be able to give you and many others the hug we so deserve Momma!! Oh and yes you are the bacon queen in my eyes ;)

    • says

      Proud to be the bacon queen my sweet friend. And I do understand what you mean by the expenses and finances. I do so hope you can make it, but obviously with two young wee ones at home, we all understand.
      I’m so grateful for you. Thank you!

  2. says

    The conference was certainly one of my favorite times of 2013 and not only getting to see you in person, but to give you a big hug and sharing a room with you. You have been such a big part of Sunday Supper and I’m so excited of what the coming year will bring.
    I’ve already made one of your other dressings and I can’t wait to make this one too. Bacon love for sure!!

  3. says

    Thank you so much for EVERYTHING! We both know that Sunday Supper Movement would not be what it is today without YOU! Most of all, thank you for teaching me a huge lesson. People really do come into your life and want to help you…. You have no idea how often I think about that valuable lesson.
    We have so many amazing and hysterical moments that there just isn’t enough room on this page to share. All I know is that one day, we will be enjoying Sunday Supper together and I am going to cook you a duck in a crock pot!

  4. says

    Thanks so much, Nicole, for being such a driving force in the success of the SSM. I hope to meet you this summer!!!

    PS…your salad dressing looks like a winner!

  5. says

    What a delicious dressing! That would be a great accompaniment to, well, just about anything! Thank you for all your hard work for #SundaySupper – I don’t know how you do it all!

  6. says

    Oh wow that’s a very different dressing flavor from what we are used too. I can’t wait to give it a try.
    You girls are so lucky to have a chance to meet each other, wish I could join too next time. :)

  7. says

    Happy Birthday, Nicole! I’m quite certain a large part of the Sunday Supper success can be attributed to you =)

    I can see how your champagne cupcakes would be popular…They will soon be in my keeper file! Love this salad dressing, too =)

    Hope to see you in Florida!

  8. says

    It was such a pleasure to get to meet you over the summer and I hope it’ll happen again this year! What a great dressy, really it contains bacon so I’m sold.

  9. says

    Bacon makes everything even better. I really hope one day we will be able to find a way for me to go to one of the conferences, I would love to meet everyone face to face.

  10. says

    Oh you had me at Bacon!!This looks and sounds delicious!!You’re one amazing woman and Sunday Supper has so much to thank you for and I really wish to meet you in person!Hoping to make it to the conf this year.Fingers crossed :)Its been a pleasure cooking with you Nicole.

  11. says

    Sunday Supper has meant so much to me,not only because it’s helped my blog flourish, but more importantly, because I met amazing people like you, Nicole. My life seriously wouldn’t be the same w/o #SS. I’m really aiming to make it to the conference this year because it would be the best experience of my life to meet y’all in real life. Fingers crossed! As for this dressing – YUM! Bacon, YES!

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