i don't make it a lot because of the high sugar content but sometimes i just have to have it. it is so delicious over a bed of baby spinach, mushrooms, and crumbled bacon. and, of course, some strong italian cheeses. enjoy!
red onion and poppy seed dressing
slice a medium red onion and put in a jar.
mix 1 c. sugar, 1/4 c. white vinegar, 1/2 c. canola oil, 1 1/2 tbsp. poppy seeds, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. dry mustard. pour over onion and close lid. (it will be very thick and may take some prodding).
refrigerate overnight. shake the jar to mix completely and toss with salad just before serving.