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thai lettuce cups

 

 

 

 

ingredients

  1. bibb or butter lettuce
  2. ground pork
  3. water chestnuts (1 can)
  4. soy sauce
  5. onion (1/2 medium)
  6. toppings: grated carrots, cilantro, thinly sliced peppers, jalepenos, avocado, sour cream, siracha

directions

  1. separate the lettuce-making sure to preserve the cups. wash and dry well
  2. heat olive oil in a pan and saute the onion
  3. add pork to the onion once softened and cook until browned
  4. add water chestnuts and combine
  5. add soy sauce to desired saltiness
  6. serve with all toppings for build-your-own cups
  7. enjoy

variations

  1. this can be done with any meat, seafood or veggie (stir fried veggies/chopped tofu would be great). we have also done grilled shrimp–grilling and then chopping the shrimp and tossing with fresh onion and tomatoes–a delicious summertime dish
  2. add any toppings you like
  3. we make a mixture of sour cream and siracha and dip the cups in–yum!

chicken caesar salad

we all love chicken caesar salads and this is also a quick and easy weeknight meal!

ingredients

  • romaine lettuce (we usually use the romaine hearts)
  • chicken breasts
  • lemon
  • favorite caesar dressing
  • croutons
  • parmesan cheese

directions

  1. chop the lettuce and place in a bowl.
  2. toss the lettuce with dressing (not too much)
  3. squeeze lemon onto the lettuce and grate fresh parmesan
  4. set aside
  5. season the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. grill the chicken and set aside to rest and cool slightly
  7. sprinkle the croutons on the lettuce, mix and distribute among individual plates
  8. slice the chicken and place over the bed of lettuce
  9. garnish with an extra drizzle of dressing (optional), lemon slices and fresh grated parmesan
  10. serve with fresh, crusty bread
  11. enjoy!

variations

  1. grilling the romaine is a fun way to change up this dish. Simply brush the romaine hearts with a little olive oil and place on the grill for a minute or two, turning once