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  1. Thursday, January 16

    My Iceberg Lettuce Substitute

    This is one of those posts where half of you will say, “Uh, duh, Jane!” and the other half of you will say, “Duh! Why haven’t I thought of this before?” For those of you in category 1, just move on and have a lovely, iceberg lettuce-free day. For those of you in category 2, I’m glad I’m not alone. Okay, so, let’s move on with the issue at hand, shall we?

    simple iceberg lettuce substitute from @janemaynard

    Iceberg lettuce. I pretty much hate it. I loved it as a kid and, with every year I walk on this earth, I like the stuff less and less. I think it tastes like water and it isn’t as nutrient rich as other lettuces and greens, so what’s the point? It’s only positive attribute is the texture. Sometimes you just need the extra crunch that iceberg lettuce can provide.

    Well, yesterday, I was making myself a turkey sandwich on a roll leftover from our dinner of sausage subs. The roll reminded me of this place (Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in Utah) that makes a simple turkey sandwich that sometimes just hits the spot. I wanted to replicate the sandwich but needed iceberg lettuce, which I did not have because, well, I never buy it unless I have to. I did, however, have a head of romaine lettuce.

    simple iceberg lettuce substitute from @janemaynard

    So, I grabbed my knife and sliced the romaine nice and skinny, just like I would have with iceberg. Sure, it’s not quite as crunchy as iceberg, but it has a good balance of leafy and crunchy to fit the bill. It worked like a charm on my sandwich. It would also be perfect on tacos and other foods where you often find iceberg lettuce lurking.

    There you have it. Romaine is now my iceberg lettuce substitute. It’s healthier and tastes better. And it’s got a good bite. Life is good. Adios, iceberg. It’s been nice known’ ya.


  2. Wednesday, January 31

    Jenny’s Green Salad

    Jenny's Green Salad
     
    From Jenny Roberts
    Author:
    Cuisine: Side Dish
    Ingredients
    • Lettuce – variety (we included spinach in the mix)
    • Sliced mushrooms
    • Chopped green onion
    • Halved grapes
    • Almond slivers or slices
    • Can mandarin oranges
    • DRESSING:
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon onion juice
    • 1 cup salad oil
    • 1½ tablespoons poppy seeds