I stumbled across something on a blog that, I kid you not, has become life-changing for us. We are huge fans of salad, but so many times when I buy all the veggies that we like some of them, especially the lettuce, seems to go bad before we eat it all. And with all the negative press that prepackaged bags of salad get I’m just not as excited about buying them as I used to.
This is it – Jar O’ Salad! I’m not going to put all the steps here as it’s not my idea, but hop over to the Salad In A Jar blog and see how she does it.
Basically I buy the lettuce we like, wash it, spin and put it in jars sealed with the Food Saver about once a week now and we are good to go. I used wide-mouth quart size jars for “salad for two” and the wide-mouth pint size jars for salad jars that I can grab and eat for lunch.
Because I’m only messing with the cleaning and prep work once a week we don’t have lettuce going bad. And the healthy benefit is that it is so easy to reach in the fridge and grab of jar for dinner.
By the way, the photo of the single jar up above? That lettuce is 8 days old in that jar. We ate it for dinner that night and it’s just as good as the day I sealed it.
* Linking to Works For Me Wednesday