Don't you love to buy the 1 pound box of spring mix salad at Costco or Sam's Club? It makes great salads for our family for almost a week. Don't you hate when it goes bad after a few days? Have you ever noticed that there is one type of lettuce in the spring mix that goes bad first (fast), while the rest of the lettuce is still edible?
I remember my mom mentioning that the purple lettuce is the one that doesn't stay fresh as long. She lamented that "they" put it in the spring mix, sure it was a conspiracy to make the spring mix not last as long, so we'd have to buy it more frequently. The green lettuce may still be edible, but you can't convince me that green lettuce with black slime is still edible.
The other day, I had a Eureka moment...why not take the purple lettuce out? So I did it. I sorted out the purple lettuce from the green lettuce and put the purple lettuce on the top of my bag of lettuce. Our salads for the first two days were the purple lettuce, and by the third day, we were down to the rest of the lettuce mix that is green (and lasts longer).
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