Just another perl hacker somewhere near Disneyland
I haven't seen any recipe posts for quite a while (perhaps for good reason), so I'll go ahead and break that streak.
Ever been to a salad bar where you pay by the ounce (or whatever unit of weight your locality uses)? And then they also make you weigh the salad dressing with the rest of the salad, adding $0.50-$1.00 or more to the cost? Well, say no more! Just go over to the condiments, grab 4 packets of mayo, 2 packets of relish, and 2 packets of ketchup (adjust packets to taste), blend together w/your fork, and enjoy w/your salad.
I don't know how economical this is if they charge 5-10p (as they sometimes did last time I was in the UK) for condiment packets. And if they don't make you weigh the salad dressing, why are you putting it on before weighing it? 8-)