Friday, February 15, 2013

The Magic Powers of Lettuce

Welcome to today's edition of Salads For People Who Have Totally Given Up. Canned chicken + canned cranberry sauce = salad. Especially when you add the visual cue of a lettuce leaf. Handy tip of the day: adding a lettuce leaf to absolutely anything makes it a Salad. Pecan pie, mashed potatoes, olives and canned peaches. Mix and match on lettuce leaves and hey presto: it's salad.

These round things, minus the lettuce, aren't really salads so much as things in cans stacked one on top of the other. Although if you have the energy to cut out little cranberry-jelly chickens* to plonk on top, you probably could have made a tiny bit more effort that this.

*Yes, they look like turkeys, but this ad is from July 1952 and the whitish stuff is canned chicken. I think the cutouts were made with a turkey cookie cutter, though. Oh, and the white stuff is mayonnaise mixed with cream cheese.


Tori Lennox said...

So.... adding a leaf of lettuce to anything immediately makes it healthy! Awesome!

Lidian said...

Tori - Yes, it really is great to know! Dark chocolate squares can be a salad - or a cranberry muffin. The possibilities are endless ;)