Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Works For Me Wed. Backwards

I know that this has probably been touched on before, but I need to know. How do you keep lettuce fresh for the longest amount of time as possible? We don't eat salad everyday, but I hate to go back to the lettuce 3 days later and it be ruined. So is there a special bowl or a special technique that I am unaware of. Have a great Wednesday and check out Rocks in My Dryer for more WFMW Backwards questions.


6 comments:

fullheartandhands mama said...

Thanks for the comment and the advice. I'll definitely look into something handheld.

As for lettuce, it sounds crazy, but try washing it and putting it in a clean pillow case. Knot the pillow case and throw it in your washer on the spin cycle. Once done the lettuce should be dry. Throw it in a plastic bag with a dry paper towel to catch excess moisture. It works like a charm. (If the washer thing grosses you out, just pat and air dry and then still put in a bag with a paper towel.) Sorry for the long comment, hope this helps.

Arizona Mama said...

If you wrap a head of iceberg lettuce in aluminum foil it lasts for a long time.

Melanie said...

A lot depends on the type of lettuce. Iceburg lasts the longest for me. Bagged lettuce goes bad very quickly once opened. Use a plastic knife to cut it or tear it. Metal turns it brown. I am interested in the pillow case idea!

Kim said...

The key is to open the bag or wrap the lettuce comes in - if you leave it closed it collects moisture and gets soggy - for romaine the tip to wash and then dry the leave is great - I wrap them in paper towel, put them into a zip lock veggie bag (has holes in it) and leave it part open. I find the precut bag salads the worse - I only buy them if I know I will use it all up that night.

Liz Casstro said...

Ok, I have a different question for you. How did you use a different picture for your header on your blog? I use blogspot also and would love to personalize it more.
About the lettuce...I'm not even going to pretend to have a good idea, but the washer sounds different:)

Doll said...

This really works! Wash your lettuce and air dry. Now wrap in damp paper towels. Wrap inside of foil ( with towels still n it and put all this into a zip lock.
This will keep a couple of weeks. Just re-wrap every time you use.