The Wearing of the Greens

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 . . .

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