Hello friends! I have so much lettuce! Unfortunately it had decided to bolt. I didn’t know what that meant, so I searched wikipedia and I found this definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettuce#Description.
Apparently, bolting makes the leaves bitter. My husband and father noticed the bitterness, but I haven’t. To me, it tastes like arugula, which I love, even though it is bitter.
Because we have so much lettuce and I always feel guilty buying bottled salad dressing (unless it’s Annie’s Green Goddess or blue cheese dressing), I decided to whip up something while I was in my typical morning-running late-tizzy.
Mustard be in a Tizzy Dressing
It should be noted, I threw this together and I didn’t measure anything. What I usually do is squirt some mustard in a small bowl and gradually add the vinegar until the mustard is thinned out to a consistency I like. I then add a few dashes of the Complete Seasoning. Also, if you have a sensitivity to or are anti MSG, be aware the Complete Seasoning contains MSG.
Now, I love salads, but what else can I do with this much lettuce? I can make a lettuce soup, which apparently makes good use of bolted lettuce. I have looked up a few recipes and I plan on knocking together something this week. I have also been blending the lettuces and the Swiss chard into my Green Smoothies. I also have a ton of raw broccoli left over from a party, so that has been going into my smoothies as well.
Besides these ideas, while writing this, I came up with a great idea to use up some of the plentiful lettuce…but I am not sure it will work, so keep your eyes peeled and if it works, I will blog about it.
Have a great day everyone, and keep cooking!