The other day I brought home a nice head of lettuce and some spinach to make myself salads this week. I’m a vegetarian so I eat a lot of salads.
On a side note: going vegetarian helped me change my eating habits – and that helped me drop nearly eighty lbs.
Anyway, I always wash my greens because I had a middle school science teacher who kept Ascaris worms in a jar of formaldehyde on his desk.
Back to my salad greens; after I washed the greens I needed to dry them off a bit. I don’t have a salad spinner. dumped the greens on a clean tea towel, picked it up by its four corners, went outside and spun the tea towel over my head. I get funny looks from the neighbors every time I do this, but it works really well.
I went back in the kitchen, dumped my greens in Tupperware, tossed the towel into the dirty clothes hamper and went on my merry way.
Normally I give the towel a quick shake over the trash can, but this time I skipped that step.
Dad was doing the laundry and he call me down from the office yelling, “Why is the washing machine full of lettuce?”
It took a while to explain . . .