I had originally posted this salad on my old Wordpress Blog but somehow it never got reposted here....yes it would even work for Thanksgiving! It is a lovely layered salad. I first had this many years ago during the 70's when it was made by Mary Slade at a church ladies meeting at Warwick Assemble of God Church which was in Newport News, Va. It is simple to "make ahead" and put in the refrigerator overnight. I had featured the 1970's Warwick Assembly of God Cookbook on another post on this blog HERE
You will need the following: 1 small head lettuce chopped or I prefer to use 2 kinds of lettuce, 1 cup chopped celery diced well, 1 pkg frozen mini uncooked green peas, 1 med red onion diced, 1 large chopped green pepper, 4-6 chopped hard boiled eggs, 2 cups mayo with 2 Tb sugar stirred through, 1 can drained chopped water chestnuts.............layer the lettuce, celery, peas, onion, pepper and hard boiled eggs and water chestnuts in a casserole in multiple layers. Spread the mayo mix on the very top and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese and 1 bottle of bacon bits.
Refrigerate overnight. This is a great leftover salad as well!