Wednesday, December 10, 2008

a Blessing at Costco?

Tuesday I was to make a salad for 80 people, a ceasar to be precise. I was going to take the easy way out and buy the already made ones at Costco, throw it all together, add extra lettuce, they always give too much dressing and call it good........Ha ha ha, this falls into the best laid plans...blah blah blah.

In reality they had none of the salads this week that they ALWAYS have. So here I am, not a salad person, without a clue. I go to where the romaine lettuce is and throw 5 bags into my cart and stand there thinking what am I going to do????? Along comes another woman with 4 bags on lettuce in her cart. So I stopped her. "Are you making a huge Caesar salad by any chance" I ask her. "yes, actually" she replies. So I pick her brain for 5 minutes getting an idea of how much lettuce I need and ending up getting a recipe for Caesar dressing. Apparently she has made the Caesar for their family Christmas dinner Party for 50 people for 10 years. So I take the recipe and decide to buy some dressing at Ralphs. Whoa, show up at ralphs and it is like 10 bucks a bottle for the cheapest big bottle (best price per oz) I need 4 bottles, "oh, no" I think. I was supposed to be doing this for relatively inexpensively. So I take out the recipe written on my supercuts value card and start buying the ingredients and got them all took them home and made my first ever dressing. People even said they liked it. I don't know what I would have done if I had not run into that super nice lady. She could have said yes and went on with her shopping but she stopped and gave me all her tricks. I hope when someone needs me I don't feel overwhelmed by my children and brush them off, or rush away. I hope I am like this lady and make someone else's day a little bit easier.

4 comments:

Beth said...

That's awesome. I have an awesome Caesar Salad recipe, too, that is easy and actually low-fat. It's one of our favorite dinners.

Pam said...

thank goodness for total strangers!

Crazy Lady said...

that is a great story

Sarah said...

I can vouch that your salad was good because I got to take some home and eat it for a few days. By the way, I have your bowl and I'll give it back to you at church tomorrow.