So, I'm a bit excited because on my grocery shopping trip I found good-looking lettuce! For some reason, it has been difficult to find lettuce worth buying. But my search is now over. Now onto the cleaning and storing of it so that it lasts longer than a couple days before wilting. So, here is how I spent part of my night tonight.
First, I peeled each crispy leaf off my head of romaine lettuce, and let it soak in my sink full of water and a little bit of bleach (to kill off any "protein" or otherwise from becoming part of my future salads). Then, I needed to remove the moisture from the leaves...but where is my salad spinner? Oh yeah, I remember, I sold it a few years ago before we moved overseas in preparation for "overseas living" - oops. So, what shall I do? Shake each leaf by hand? Nope, I'd break them and it wouldn't prove very successful. Shall I set them in front of a fan on full power? Well, no, that would look silly! Hmmmm...what to do, what to do. Ah...I know! I'll use the spin tub on my washing machine to spin the lettuce!!! Hey, it spin dries my clothes remarkably well, so let's give it a go with my lettuce!
My bowl full of lettuce ready to be spun!
Gently place the lettuce into the spinner.
Good luck, little lettuce leaves!
All done! You all made it out alive! Time to tuck you away for later times of green deliciousness!
Now, to think about what type of salad to make from these beautifully spun and moisture-free lettuce leaves! Any suggestions?