Save money on lettuce and make it more thrift friendly by keeping it as fresh as possible so
it will last a long time. Always store it in the crisper compartment of
If it turns limp, remove the outer
leaves. Submerge the head of lettuce in a bowl of ice water with a
teaspoon of lemon juice for one minute. Wipe dry with paper towels and return to
If you do this with romaine lettuce, you can also put paper
towels between the leaves when you return it to the crisper to absorb moisture.
some recipes that make good use of lettuce.
1 2/3 pounds hamburger
1 onion, sliced
1 can tomato sauce
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 can red beans
1 small head of lettuce, shredded
Longhorn cheese, shredded
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup chopped black olives
Brown the hamburger with the onion. Remove any grease.
Add the tomato sauce and taco seasoning mix and simmer 10 minutes. Gently
stir in the red beans and simmer until mixture is hot.
Put the crushed Doritos on a plate. Top with the
hamburger mix. Then add the cheese and finish by topping with the tomatoes
7 Layer Salad
1 head of lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup green onions, sliced, tops and bottoms
1 small package frozen peas
6 hard-boiled eggs,
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 package bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup green pepper, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup mayonnaise or Ranch Dressing
salt and pepper to taste
Put the ingredients in a bowl, layering approx. 1/3 of each
item at a time. Mix, chill, and serve.