Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I told a few people that I would share this recipe and I'm finally going to do it.

I didn't share before, because it wasn't quite ready. I needed to adjust a few things and I'm still not 100% sure about it. But, feel free to give it a shot and adjust as you feel fit. We all modify recipes to our own liking anyway so why not just go for it.

Side Note: I do not write recipes for a living. This is the best I can do.

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Chicken Mixture:
1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and chopped.
1 red pepper, chopped.
1 half red onion, chopped.
1 small jalapeno, finely minced.
1 Tbs olive oil.
1 clove garlic, or more to suit tastes. ( I add more, because I love garlic!)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs peanut butter
2 heads butter lettuce, rinsed and patted dry.
Slaw Mixture:
4 cups of bagged coleslaw mix
1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup mayo
2 Tbs rice wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger
3 green onions, chopped
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add red pepper, onion and jalapeno. Cook until slightly soft, about 5 minutes. In the meantime, mix together peanut butter and soy sauce.
In skillet, add garlic and chopped chicken. Cook for 1 minute, then add your peanut sauce. Cook for another few minutes, until bubbling, then remove from heat.
Mix together sauce for slaw mixture in a medium sized bowl. Add slaw, cilantro and green onions, then toss until coated.
Take about 3 leaves of butter lettuce, add chicken mixture, then cover with slaw.
Roll up and chow down.
Very messy and very, very delicious.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I'm such a slacker!

Sorry it's been so long!

I've never been away from my blog this long before!

I have TONS of updates for you but I'll save some for later.

We are getting our roof redone today and it's utter chaos here, as you can imagine. BUT, it's providing entertainment for the kids, so I call that a win.

This is happening outside my window right now.
The way my kids were acting, you would think this was hired entertainment.
They should do birthday parties...

Evan finished T-Ball for the season...thank goodness.
It went well, but he's not a huge sports fan, so this might be his last year.

I know these pictures don't actually look like much, but you need to look closer at them.
The beams in the picture are from my patio ceiling that I was painting one night.
It was pretty late and I was SO CLOSE to being done.
Then something black starting moving near my hand.
I screamed and bolted down that ladder as fast as I could.
Jalon: "Seriously? Are you going to scream over EVERY spider? Quit being so dramatic!"
Me: "That's not just ANY spider! That's one huge tarantula that belongs in the Amazon somewhere."
Jalon: "Let me see."
Me: "Go for it."
Seconds later....
Jalon: "OK! I need my flashlight for this one", as he bolts down the ladder.
Me: "HA! Told you!"
Jalon, after coming back armed with a flashlight and gloves, "I'm pretty sure it's not a giant spider, but a bat."
Me: "Oh. Well then...that's adorable! We should set it free!"
Jalon: "Are you nuts?! I'm not opening a hole for it to fly out and bite me."
Me: "We are not letting that bat die inside our patio! What if it's a baby?! What if it's hungry!?"
Jalon: *insert long, slightly suffering sigh here* "Fine. But you're driving me to the hospital for a rabies shot if this goes bad."
Me: "Whatever."
He rips open a portion of my enclosed porch and, after a few minutes, a bat comes flying out.
I screamed. It was much larger than I anticipated.
I have this all on video.
But he has the video and he's keeping it hostage.
I'm saying sorry a lot today.
Hopefully it won't be another month before I get back to this.
It's been awhile because I'm focusing more on what's going on here and writing a book.
Wish me luck!