I'd become tired of the ready made, bagged garden salads that ultimately end up tasting of plastic bag after a short stay in the refrigerator.
That's when I decided we were going to try a wedge salad.
It's a very simple concept: take a head of iceberg lettuce, peel away the outer leaves. Remove the core in a fashion similar to that of removing the core of a tomato.
Cut the head of lettuce into wedges. Set a wedge in each salad bowl, dress with your favorite dressing, add final touches of your choosing, like crisp crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, croutons, bits of hard boiled egg and sunflower seeds.
Serve with a knife and and fork, and prepare to be converted. No more soggy, limp salads tasting of the bag they came in!