Week Four and a Salad Spinner
The excitement of Thursday’s CSA box hasn’t worn off yet. I look forward to this day all week! (Kind of nice to have something exciting to think about rather than the mundane Thursday drive home.) Here’s this week’s batch of goodies:
What’s in there? Organic Ovation (everyone stand please) Greens, Carrots (I actually yelled YIPPEE! at the CSA girl when I saw these. Awkward.), Tango Lettuce, Chard, Green Garlic, Turnips, Cilantro (YUM), Rhubarb (what am I going to do with that?), Kale and … get ready … Thyme! (if it were only so easy to get extra time, haha)
OK. First things first, what the heck is a Organic Ovation Green? Hmmmm … they look like braising greens or most any other greens to me. According to the handy dandy newsletter, Ovation Greens are a mix of Red Mustard, Mizuna, Tatsoi, Kale and Arugula. How about a round of applause for that?
The real treat for tonight was my newly purchased salad spinner. Let me remind you that I thought these things were dumb and I have thrown them away in the past because I never used them. Tonight, I learned a new trick. My three year old son showed me how to use it and we laughed and laughed and laughed.
He even just ate lettuce for no good reason. He’s THREE! Do you know any pre-schoolers that say “YUM! Lettuce!”? I doubt it.
We played with this ridiculous contraption for about an hour. Just spinning and stopping and munching and spinning and laughing.
I don’t think I could have ever imagined that a stupid salad spinner could bring this much joy. And, clean, dry lettuce.