Today just happens to be International Bacon Day and thought it fitting to post something with bacon. Today I bring you broccoli salad that won't bust a gut. I have a little twist on my method of making this salad. I blanch the broccoli which takes a little bit of the rawness away, and aides in digestion if you know what I mean. When I eat unblanched broccoli, it makes me double over in writhing gas pains. I know, too much information, but, I can't be alone on this, some of you out there must have the same problem. When you blanch the broccoli, there is no way to remove all of the water, but it is still crispy and delicious. If broccoli doesn't not affect you in this way, you can skip the blanching process. Also, if you want to save a little time, you can purchase the broccoli florets in the produce section.