Family Friday: Food

I love food. It is so good. I think there is a bit of gluttony I need to get out of me. I’ve been daydreaming about this dewberry kolache that I had at the Kountry Bakery in Schulenburg, Texas on a trip the other day. I just think about it all the time. If you could ever go to this bakery, you should. It’s small, but it’s been around  for over 25 years. Oh, and you should get the dewberry kolache. But, you can only get that during dewberry season which is now. So, if you’re far away, you’ll just have to be content with the daydreaming.

I’ve been sensing you would like a recipe post from me. Not really. Mainly, I just do what my bossy sister-in-law tells me. Like the other day right after I posted The Blank Page, she texted me, “Oh, good. I was just about to text you, ‘Remember when you used to blog?'” Sassy, that’s what she is. But, still I listen to her. Sometimes I tell her to stop bossing me, and then I go do what she said. What can I say? She has good ideas, man.

I’ve been wanting to share with you these Lettuce Wrap Chicken Tacos I made up. They are so yummy. The bad thing is that I didn’t have a photo. We ate them all. But then I remembered that Matt took a photo~! Yeah!!!

Lettuce Wrap Chicken Tacos

Here’s the ingredients:

1 head Boston (Butter) Lettuce

Tortillas (for back-up)

2 lbs. Chicken (any pieces will work….you just need in boneless)

3-4 Cloves Garlic (minced)

1/2 Large Onion (chopped)

1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil

1/4 teaspoon Curry

1/4 teaspoon Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Cumin

1/2 to 1 teaspoon Chili Powder or chopped up red chilis

Salt

Pepper

2 cups cooked Quinoa or Rice

1 Tomato (chopped)

small lime

1. Chop up the chicken, and throw it in a large skillet with the olive oil, chilis, and garlic. Cook until done, stirring often.

2. Turn down the heat and throw in all the spices. Yum. Breathe deeply. It might be good to add a little tequila to the chicken here, but we didn’t have any.

3. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

4. Wash the lettuce, pull into individual pieces and arrange neatly on a serving platter.

5. Grate the cheese, and put in serving bowl.

6. Add the quinoa or rice to the chicken. We used quinoa because it has superpowers. Just kidding. It is a grain that is also a complete protein. Not many grains can say that. You just cook it like rice. Yummy. Grainy. Proteiny.

7. Squirt the lime juice all over. Fill the lettuce wraps with the chicken/rice mixture. Top with tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, yogurt, etc.

8. Serve with a smile. If you’re children freak out, show them the tortilla they can have after they try the lettuce taco. In the photo, you can see broccoli and carrots. That’s because I lightly stir-fried some veggies and my husband stuck his in the wrap. This was after he did a rap for us. It was entertaining. I think there was some eye-rolling. Also, he decided to fore-go the cheese. It’s your taco, do what you want to do.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I just made brownies. Nothing fancy…just a box mix. I always add a little cinnamon to the batter. It’s my secret deliciousness. Except not anymore because I just told you. What I want to tell you is that I forgot to spray the Pyrex dish before I put the batter in. It was pouring out all nice and chocolatey and then I remembered. “Oh, well!” I said. It was too late. And guess what, it didn’t even matter. We’ve been duped. They didn’t stick.  It’s all a conspiracy. I just had to tell you.

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