Last night while I was prepping our salad greens for the week, I had to shake my head at how difficult I make things. I had one of those pre-packages of spinach where the contents are supposed to be already washed and sorted. On TV, I see people just grab handfuls of that kind of product and put it on the plate.
HORRORS. Me, I have to go through the package, tear off stems, toss aged or wilty pieces that don't meet my standards, etc. This particular package of spinach was pretty good, but I've had 'salad packs' in which a large percentage of the goods didn't meet my maniacally high standards.
(because of this, I usually buy non-packaged lettuce; if I have to pick over the whole thing anyway, it's really MORE work to sort through the packaged stuff. My store happens to have worse non-packaged spinach and fairly high quality packaged stuff, so there's less of a differential on the spinach.)
Because I'm weird, at least I guarantee that if you have a salad at my house, you won't be getting any rotten or discolored pieces!! Or any pieces not touched by me. :)
And yes, at restaurants I often have a lot of rejects left on my plate after eating a salad. I'm not a jerk about it, I know it's my own problem ... but I'm just darned picky with salads.
What are y'all weird about?