Aug. 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013 9:30 am
Ah! fresh crispy lettuce and herb croutons just waiting for some zesty italian dressing. I shook the bottle of the tart and tasty stuff over my bowl and suddenly the cap with the small hole fell off dumping out the entire bottle of dressing, splashing
it into my salad bowl, filling it instantly to the rim, overflowing onto the counter, flying onto my shirt, dripping onto my pants and so on and so on.
Mortimer laughed as if he had never seen something so funny in his life but really it wasn't at all that funny I assure you. It's really really funny to him when stuff like that happens to me for some reason. I don't mind. Mortimer is my friend after all.
Just as suddenly I had a brilliant idea to immediately rescue the choking croutons and gurgling arugula. I dumped the swimming salad back into the salad spinner still sitting on the counter from earlier and Mortimer who was still laughing hysterically
spun it again. Funnel in hand, I returned the dizzy dressing back into its bottle and the now perfectly oiled greens and coated croutons went back into my bowl for a relieved and delicious meal eaten in my underwear. Voila!
I'm sure I'm not the first to have done this (use a salad spinner to dress a salad or get dressing off a salad) but I've never heard anyone doing that before. Time to toss the tossing technique?