The Tossed Salad

What a mess!  I overfilled the bowl.  Again.  And now half the stuff has fallen onto the floor and I have to observe the five-second rule.  What a lucky dog I have!  And I’m lucky to have her around to clean up my mess.

When I make a salad I like to put all of the ingredients into the bowl, and then stir it up with the tongs.  Or a fork and spoon.  Lettuce on the bottom.  Then add mushrooms, green peppers, maybe some carrots and onions.  Garbanzo beans too.  I like garbanzo beans.  Throw on a little shredded cheese and there you have it.  Salad. 

But it’s gotta be tossed, mixed up, to really be good.  Sol, I stick the tongs, or whatever utensil I’m using, into the bowl and start stirring.  If I do it real slowly and with great precision, I can avoid spilling all the stuff.  But usually I’m hungry and just reach in and start tossing.  And spilling.  Maybe I should put less into the bowl to begin with.  Nah…

IN some outdoor type catalog I saw this thing to use for making ice cream.  The old fashioned way involves a churn.  Electric if you’re lucky.  But this new thing is a ball and you put the ingredients inside, roll it all around, and there you have it- ice cream.  That’s what I need for my salad.  Put in all the stuff and roll it around.

Not sure I really want to eat if after rolling it around on the floor though.  Wait.  Better idea.  I can’t claim this as my own original thought though.  Put all the stuff into a Tupperware bowl, seal on the cover, and shake the stuffing out of it!  Perfect.

What does James Bond say?  Shaken, not stirred.  Sounds good to me!

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