Apparently, this is a year of discovery.
Am I the only person who understands that there is a difference between salad & what we call in the south as "fixin's?" For those of you who are still uncertain, "fixin's" consists of the lettuce you would shred for a cheeseburger or something of the sort.
Twice now I have been given a "salad" made of "fixin's." I think to myself that they must have had leftovers to where it was necessary to utilize what I affectionately deemed "multi-purpose lettuce."
Now, the first time I ignored it. Of course I made a comment about it that day at lunch. I am prone to have a comment on just about anything. That's just me.
On Sunday night we went to eat in Oroville at a Mexican restaurant. I became nostalgic when I noticed that here in California they had on the menu what they called a "Texas Taco." Naturally I felt obligated to order it. That's home. So I did and was delightfully informed that my order came with a salad. Awesome.
Well, I sit down with everyone and they bring my salad to me. It just happened to be a very small bowl of this shredded lettuce with oil and vinegar dressing. Nothing more. Tiny strips of lettuce. No croutons. Nothing.
As I looked at my bowl, I imagined the cook back in the kitchen cramming heads of lettuce into a paper shredder. His pointy teeth showing as he laughed...all the while collecting the remains for their so-called salads.
But what can I say? It was complimentary. I, on the other hand, took offense. Even my "Texas Taco" was more of this lettuce than anything else. Did I become a vegetarian without informing myself? Needless to say.....it was a disappointment. I'm still recovering.
What's next? Diced dinner rolls?