Remember when you ordered a salad and and it came on a salad plate?
A salad used to be what you chose when you wanted something light and healthy.
Order one today and you'll get a pile of lettuce the size of your head,
topped with one or more of the following:
- A shredded wheel of cheese
- Two scoops of bacon.
- A bazillion beans.
- A pile of greasy, shredded (or ground) meat.
- A slab of meat, often battered and deep fried.
- Fried onions or tortilla chips.
- Croutons the size of ice cubes (remember when they were smaller than sugar cubes?)
These things should be served in a trough. There's probably a day's worth of calories in them. Yet you'll still hear people say things like "I'm trying to lose weight, so I'll have the southern fried chicken biscuit 'n' gravy salad" or "I'm eating healthy so I had the taco salad with extra cheese."
p.s. I incorporated a famous (but unrelated) piece of artwork into the picture. Can you spot it?